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Posted: January 13, 2018

Nearly 70 barges break loose on Ohio River

Nearly 70 barges broke loose on the Ohio River Saturday. (Photo: WPXI.com)
Nearly 70 barges broke loose on the Ohio River Saturday. (Photo: WPXI.com)

By WPXI.com

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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