NEW SITE, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway remains closed as of Tuesday.
An accident created a hazardous spill at the Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam.
The lock is east of New Site in Tishomingo County.
According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the “vessel accident” happened on Sunday.
The merchant vessel was loaded with two barges of crude oil.
The lock is closed to all traffic until further notice.
The lock and dam are part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
The oil is contained inside the lock and the Corps of Engineers said there is no threat outside of the lock area.