A barge collision near New Orleans spilled oil into the Mississippi River Friday prompting authorities to close a five-mile stretch of the waterway.
The St. Charles Parish Department of Waterworks shut down both of its water intakes located in New Sarpy and Luling due to the spill but said the incident did not pose a public threat.
No one has been reported injured. Officials have not yet said how much oil was spilled. Response agencies were on the scene.FULL STORY