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Vessel traffic stops on Houston Channel due to fog
Vessel traffic was stopped on the Houston Ship Channel at 1 a.m. CST (0700 GMT) on Monday as dense sea fog impaired visibility for ship pilots along the 53-mile (85-kilometer) waterway to the busiest U.S. petrochemical port to unsafe levels, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The waterway’s ship pilots will determine the length of the shutdown as they will decide when it is safe to resume transitting the waterway to the Gulf of Mexico.
Sea fog is a common event along the U.S. Gulf Coast in the winter and early spring.
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