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High waves temporarily shut Puerto Rico bay

High waves temporarily shut Puerto Rico bay

Rough seas have led Puerto Rico to close the Bay of San Juan and change the itinerary of at least one cruise ship.
Port Authority director Alvaro Pilar says the Independence of the Seas will arrive on Thursday, two days late.
He says the U.S. Coast Guard allowed some ships to make port Tuesday: the cruise liner Celebrity Solstice and two freighters.
But otherwise the bay is off-limits to navigation. Officials will reopen it when conditions improve, perhaps by Wednesday.
Forecasters say waves as high as 25 feet (8 meters) are battering the island's north coast.
Police in the coastal city of Arecibo say one home was flooded by the heavy surf.