Hurricane Marie sent 10- to 15-foot waves into the Port of Long Beach on Wednesday, causing the port to suspend some vessel operations for the day to keep longshore workers out of danger.
Total Terminals International on Pier T and Crescent Terminals on Pier F closed late Tuesday. There was flooding reported at Crescent. All other terminals at the Port of Long Beach remained open for vessel operations. Trucking operations at all terminals were unaffected by the storm.
The surges were so powerful Tuesday night that two barges and a pleasure craft broke loose from their anchorage and had to be towed to safety.
No injuries have been reported.
There were no closures or problems at the Port of Los Angeles, according to Phillip Sanfield, Director of Media Relations, though federal forecasters predicted 10 to 15 foot waves there as well.
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