UPDATE: Barge should be passing thru Red Wing between 7:30-8 a.m. today, April 12
8 a.m. update: Barge should be passing thru Red Wing between 7:30-8 a.m. today, April 12.
4:30 p.m. update: The barge carrying the two steam generators has gotten stuck in the ice just south of Lake City. Depending on weather and ice conditions, the generators could pass through Red Wing sometime tonight or tomorrow morning.
Prairie Island nuclear plant's two new steam generators will be passing through Red Wing on a Mississippi River barge at about 3:30 p.m. today.
The generators were made in France and were shipped New Orleans, where they were transferred a river barge. They began their northbound journey at the end of January.
The barge and the generators will be able to be viewed from Levee Park or Bay Point Park.