Coast Guard: Tow Boat Collision On Mississippi Causes Oil Spill

September 3, 2015 5:26 PM

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The U.S. Coast Guard has shut down a section of the Mississippi River south of Paducah, Kentucky after two tow boats collided, causing an oil spill of unknown size.

In a statement, the Coast Guard said that the collision occurred Wednesday evening at 8:22 p.m. at Mile Marker 937, just north of Columbus, Kentucky.

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