Federal authorities have closed the Mississippi River at key transport hub due to worries that barge traffic could put pressure on levees.

Bill Colclough, Coast Guard Petty Officer said the port was closed Monday, according to AP.

The Mississippi River at Natchez is expected to crest at 63 feet, which is five feet higher than the 1937 record.

There have been closures of 10 freight terminals along the river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, according to the rport, citing a representative from the Gulf States Maritime Association.