Key Mississippi River lock reopens after emergency fixes

Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 9:44 a.m. CDT; updated 11:44 a.m. CDT, Thursday, September 20, 2012

GRANITE CITY, Ill. — Shipping resumed Thursday through one of the Mississippi River's busiest locks, after crews completed emergency repairs that took days and that stranded hundreds of barges destined for points north or south.