Barges break loose, hits Webbers Falls Lock and Dam 16


UPDATE: The two barges have hit the dam at 12 p.m.

The dam appears not to be damaged. The barges sank underwater after hitting the dam.

Barges loose on Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma headed toward Lock and Dam.

Original Story

WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (KNWA) – The two barges that were briefly stopped this morning are now loose again.

According to Webbers Falls Facebook page, the barges came loose just before 11 a.m.

Earlier this morning, the barges were stopped by being stuck on rocks about a mile from the dam.

The barges are heading towards the town of Webbers Falls again. 

Stay with KNWA as we continue to update the story. 

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