Loose barges hit dam on Arkansas River in Oklahoma

Arkansas Times

BARGES HIT DAM: On Arkansas River. Screenshot from 40.29 video.

Barges that broke loose in Muskogee, Okla., floated down the rain-swollen Arkansas River and finally hit a dam at Webbers Falls. A report with video of the barge impact from 40/29 TV.

There have been evacuations in the area and an I-40 bridge in Muskogee County has been closed.

A later report raises questions about soundness of dam. A break in the dam would be “catastrophic,� officials told the Tulsa World.

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More footage from Channel 5.

 

WATCH: 2 barges hit Lock and Dam 16 in Webbers Falls and sink. pic.twitter.com/3QF8yvpF7U

— 5NEWS (@5NEWS) May 23, 2019

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