• Nearly 70 barges break loose on Ohio River

    By: WPXI.com

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    Around 67 barges have broken loose and one has sunk on the Ohio River, according to officials with Murray Energy River Operations.

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    Officials said 27 barges broke free from Jack's Run Mile 4 on the Ohio River and are against the Emsworth Locks and Dams where operations are currently suspended. 

    Another 35 to 40 barges also broke loose from R&F/ Boggs Island Mile 93 on the Ohio River, according to officials. Some of them are as far as Moundsville Bridge. 

     

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