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 â€œcatastrophic,â€? officials told the Tulsa World.
More footage from Channel 5.
WATCH: 2 barges hit Lock and Dam 16 in Webbers Falls and sink. pic.twitter.com/3QF8yvpF7U
â€” 5NEWS (@5NEWS) May 23, 2019
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