The historical rainfalls alongside the Tennessee River led to closing of all commercial vessel traffic. This includes nine locks (around 650 miles) on the main stem from Paducah, Kentucky to Knoxville, Tennessee.
Spillovers cause heavy flooding and turbulences as rain fell over 5 to 12 inches. Therefore, barge traffic stands still all the way to the Mississippi River until the large volume of water is dealt with. Tennessee could get a break of the weather till Wednesday, 27th of February.
To read more on the extreme weather, go to Freight Waves.