I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely

The Supply Chain Journal

Tennessee I-40 westbound drivers should take the I-55 bridge across the Mississippi River into Arkansas, then take Exit 4 to get back onto I-40 westbound. Related: Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40.

Mississippi Barge Crisis Set to Deepen as Ohio River Now Sees Backups

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Now the Ohio River, which provides about 60% of the Lower Mississippi River’s water, is seeing closures at multiple locations due to groundings and dredging work

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FreightWaves Flashback: Crisis on the Mississippi River

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A massive eight-day backup of barge traffic at Locks and Dam 26, during which shipping losses were estimated as high as $500,000 a day, may help to break up the log jam of a controversy over the proposed replacement of the 38-year-old facility on the Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois.

Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40

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The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near Memphis Friday morning. Insights Logistics/Supply Chains Maritime News Weather and Critical Events ARDOT barges Coast Guard Commodities Corn Mississippi River soybeans TDOT

I-40 bridge closure over Mississippi River to last several more weeks

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NYSE: FDX ) facility in Memphis before touring the Hernando De Soto bridge, also called the Mississippi River bridge. Cracked beam in I-40 Mississippi River bridge, May 2021. Related: I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely.

Flood risk shifting to east of Mississippi River

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A slow-moving low-pressure system that has virtually stalled over the lower Mississippi Valley this week has been drowning parts of eastern Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta since Tuesday. You might also like: I-40 bridge closure over Mississippi River to last several more weeks.

Flooding rain, severe storms for truckers east of the Mississippi

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It’s been a wet week across much of the South, but the flood threat is shifting to other regions the next couple of days. A cold front will absorb the remnants of Hurricane Nicholas, leading to downpours and severe storms Wednesday and Thursday across the Midwest and Northeast. Rain amounts.

Over 700 Barges Stuck in Mississippi River From Bridge Crack

Supply Chain Brain

A crack in a bridge over the Mississippi River has stranded more than 700 barges, cutting off the biggest route for U.S. agricultural exports when the critical waterway is at its busiest

Like the Mississippi River Through New Orleans, Today’s CPG Market is Quickly Changing Directions

QAD

Twisting and turning, changing directions quickly, the Mississippi River winds down the center of the U.S. The post Like the Mississippi River Through New Orleans, Today’s CPG Market is Quickly Changing Directions appeared first on QAD Blog. through New Orleans and out into the Gulf of Mexico. This can also describe the status of today’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) market.

FreightWaves Classics: I-22 connects Memphis and Birmingham

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I-22 was designated in 2012, and within Mississippi and Alabama, most of its length is in rural areas of the states. The highway begins at an interchange with I-269 at Byhalia, Mississippi, which is approximately 25 miles from downtown Memphis. Overview.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of South Louisiana is #1 grain exporting port

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The three ports extend some 172 miles on both banks of the Mississippi River. The channel from New Orleans to Baton Rouge up the Mississippi River has a 48-foot draft. The Port of South Louisiana extends along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge for 54 miles.

Tropical storm could soon flood parts of Gulf Coast

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A potential tropical storm could dump flooding rain in the lower Mississippi Valley this weekend. This would include New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana; Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida.

Crack in I-40 bridge shuts down traffic between Tennessee, Arkansas

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ARDOT tweeted that it found the crack during a routine inspection of the bridge over the Mississippi River, connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to West Memphis, Arkansas. The Coast Guard has stopped all vessel traffic on the Mississippi River between mile markers 736 and 737.

Port of New Orleans reopens following closure from Hurricane Ida

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The Mississippi River from Southwest Pass through the Port of New Orleans is open with restrictions for daylight hours only,” Ragusa said. Ida’s high winds and heavy rain also caused severe damage to parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Milwaukee serves the Great Lakes and US inland waterway system

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The Port of Milwaukee (Port Milwaukee) is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan; it is the only port on the lake that is approved to serve the Mississippi River inland waterway system. Port Milwaukee is one of several U.S.

FreightWaves Classics: I-20 connects Texas to the East Coast

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Between Texas and South Carolina, I-20 traverses northern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. From there, the terrain flattens as the highway travels 72 miles to the Mississippi River. I-20 spans the Mississippi River between Louisiana and Mississippi.

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‘Painful mess’: I-40 bridge closure costing trucking industry $1M daily

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The trucking industry has been taking it on the chin ever since the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River closed six weeks ago. Related: I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely.

Southern Illinois inland port project seeks to become logistics hub player

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Located where the Ohio River meets the Mississippi River, the inland port at Cairo (pronounced KAY-ro) would support downriver traffic as well as existing hubs such as Memphis, Tennessee, about 170 miles south. The lower Mississippi carries 50%-60% of total U.S.

DOT seeks ‘careful and prompt consideration’ of Amtrak service to Gulf Coast

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Indeed, CSX, NS and other stakeholders in Alabama, such as the Alabama State Port Authority , have also said that the lack of adequate data has hampered efforts to restore service, although they disagree with Amtrak and stakeholders in Mississippi about what data is and isn’t available.

Hot Shots: Mudslides, floods, wildfires and more

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After almost three months, the Interstate 40 bridge across the Mississippi River is back open. Insights News Rail Trucking Weather and Critical Events BNSF flash flooding I-40 Mississippi River bridge mudslides wildfires

Potential tropical storm eyeing US Gulf Coast this weekend

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Freight flows and supply chains may be temporarily delayed in the lower Mississippi Valley. Coastal flooding is possible in southern portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as western Florida.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Illinois Central Railroad (Part 1)

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Near Vaughan, Mississippi, Jones successfully slowed his southbound Cannonball enough to spare the lives of his passengers and fellow railroad personnel before it crashed into a stopped southbound freight. A million-dollar bridge over the Mississippi River opened into Dubuque in December 1868.

How a ‘Waze app’ for river conditions can help ports

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Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency to further a pilot project that seeks to create a digital platform, or what the Institute describes as a “Waze app for the Mississippi.” EHRENWERTH: “The Mississippi River is a tremendously dynamic river.

DOT seeks ‘careful and prompt consideration’ of Amtrak service to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

Indeed, CSX, NS and other stakeholders in Alabama, such as the Alabama State Port Authority , have also said that the lack of adequate data has hampered efforts to restore service, although they disagree with Amtrak and stakeholders in Mississippi about what data is and isn’t available. .

Winter Weather Alert: South-Central U.S. and Mid-Atlantic Brace for a Second Winter Storm

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On Wednesday evening, significant ice accumulations are expected from East Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley to Virginia and North Carolina Piedmont. Temperatures are expected to remain 20 to 35 degrees below average throughout the Plains, Mississippi Valley, and lower Great Lakes.

Major hurricane could hit US Gulf Coast this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

However, the margin of error shows landfall could occur as far west as the Louisiana-Texas line, or in southern Mississippi. A tropical storm watch is in effect from the Mississippi-Alabama border to the Alabama-Florida border.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US

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80 in Rankin County, Mississippi blocked all lanes of the interstate and a semi that slid off the road shut down westbound I-22 in Lee County, Mississippi. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

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The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

Ida’s flood threat keeps trucking across US

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In Jackson County, Mississippi, an estimated 300 homes were flooded and dozens of roads closed. Louis, Mississippi, and streets were also flooded in Hattiesburg and Meridian, Mississippi. Ida’s remnants were centered near Tupelo, Mississippi, early Tuesday morning.

Truckers to hit more potential flooding along Gulf Coast

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15 were set in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (3.02 Several more inches of rain, possibly 6 inches or more, could accumulate in southeastern Louisiana, southern parts of Mississippi and Alabama, as well as western Florida. Interstate 55 from McComb, Mississippi, to New Orleans.

Dangerous heat, humidity linger from Midwest to Gulf Coast

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Of particular concern are western Mississippi, northeastern Louisiana and southeastern Arkansas where an excessive heat warning is in place. It will feel like a sauna outside as the heat index exceeds 105 degrees Tuesday in more than a dozen states.

Scorching heat wave returning to Plains, South

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From Nebraska to far eastern Texas, as well as the upper and middle Mississippi valleys, the heat index will be even more uncomfortable and dangerous, ranging from 105 to 110 Tuesday and Wednesday in some locations.

Wet weekend ahead for truckers in Eastern US

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckers will face a wet weekend from the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast. This front will gradually move southward over the weekend, dousing areas of the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, as well as the Northeast, with heavy rain.

Hurricane Ida nears Gulf Coast; evacuations underway

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Evacuations began Friday in several Louisiana parishes and Hancock County, Mississippi. John Bel Edwards issued a state of emergency Thursday, and Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich issued a state of emergency Friday for Biloxi, Mississippi. Hurricane Ida is making a beeline for the U.S.

Flooding, road closures continue in several states

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Major flash flooding continues to slam parts of the Mississippi Valley, keeping some roads closed. Heavy rain could come back to the Mississippi Valley by Sunday. Flash flooding in Bentonville, Arkansas, April 28, 2021. Photo: Aaron Hollinger).

Ida causing widespread road closures in Louisiana

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Louis to Biloxi, Mississippi, is also closed, mainly due to flooding. This is according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Get the latest road closures here: Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama.

Flood threats for Gulf Coast, Northwest this weekend

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An additional 1 to 3 inches could drench areas in southern parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as western Florida. Interstate 55 from McComb, Mississippi, to New Orleans. Interstate 59 from Poplarville, Mississippi, to New Orleans.

Soaking storms for weekend truckers across South

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Most of the heavy rain Saturday will target the lower Mississippi Valley, Arklatex region and eastern Texas. By late Sunday, moderate to heavy rain will spread northward into the middle Mississippi Valley, as well as the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys.

Ida’s impact: Supply chain updates, Tuesday, Aug. 31

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Kansas City Southern ’s mainline and interchange operations from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in Gulfport/Hattiesburg, Mississippi, remain suspended, KCS ( NYSE: KSU )said. NB I-55 is closed from Hammond to the Mississippi line due to trees in the roadway.

FreightWaves Classics: Interstate 14 moves traffic in central Texas…

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Although I-14 is now just an intrastate interstate in Texas, there are plans to extend it eastward into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia (and perhaps South Carolina – see map). If the highway is extended into Mississippi it would create the Central Mississippi Corridor.

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