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Barge sinks after hitting Miss. lock and dam

Dec 29, 2015 11:02 AM

The vessel, carrying soybeans, is restricting flow near Columbus

Courtesy WCBI News

(COLUMBUS, Miss.) — One of two barges that broke free and hit the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam during the weekend sunk on Monday morning, WCBI News reported. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the barge, operated by Tom Sawyer Grain, was restricting flow through the gates. A third barge that broke loose did not strike the lock and dam.

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