Tenn-Tom Waterway closed after heavy rain

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near the lock in Amory (Craig Ford)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told local officials the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is closed after the recent heavy rain.

Posted: Mar 1, 2019 5:04 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2019 3:01 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told local officials the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is closed after the recent heavy rain.

That rain is being blamed for creating shallow spots near Bay Springs Lake and near Aberdeen, according to Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority administrator Mitch Mays.

He has been told it is so shallow that someone could wade across the waterway on foot.

Mays says an emergency channel should be dug by the end of next week in Tishomingo County to allow barge traffic to move again.

However, he adds it may take up to six weeks to do the same near Aberdeen.

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