Updated: tuesday, december 10, 2019

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Today's Key Issues

  • Gulf and Canals Weather Update - Foggy conditions in the Gulf causing delays this morning 12/10. Algiers point closed 7 hrs as a result. High Winds on the West Canal are driving delays and expect to impact ops through the week.
  • Port Allen Route Closure (PA 46) - The Port Allen Route is closed as of 2100 CST 12/9 due to mechanical failure at Grosse Tete Bridge. Working on temporary repairs to reopen ASAP - likely 12/11. Permanent repairs will be planned for a future date.
  • Lower Miss Closure at Masons Landing (LM 600) - A tow has broken up at Mason's Landing, river was closed LM 598-608 approx 2100 CST 12/9 through noon 12/10.
  • Lower Miss Closure at Darrow (LM 171-LM173) - Daily Closures planned 0500-1500 Monday 12/2 through Wednesday 12/18. Expect larger tows to be delayed 10-12 hours.
  • Tow Size Reduction on the Lower Miss - Southbound tows are cut back by a string (5) barges due to rising river levels on the Lower Miss.
  • Industrial Lock NOLA Closure - INHC Locks are closed 0600 12/9 through 1800 12/11 for miter gate repairs. Will have no access to the East Canal from the Lower Miss during this time.
  • Canal Restrictions Due to Sunken Barges Near Seadrift, TX (WC 511) - USCG is permitting vessels to transit single-wide during daylight hours only. Anticipate restrictions through the week as they will not be lifted until all salvage ops complete.
  • New Cumberland Lock (OR54)- Breaking News: The Lock closure scheduled for today starting at 0800 on 12/10 through 0800 on 12/12 has been CANCELLED. The current plan is still close the Lock for repairs starting at 0800 on 12/17 through 0800 on 12/19. Please keep in mind these are TOTAL closures, the auxiliary will not be available during these times.

River Closures & Restricted Movements

Weather Information

Additional Information