Thursday, May 23, 2019

Loose Barges Located, But Not Yet Secured

Two barges that got loose from the Port of Muskogee Wednesday evening have been located this morning southeast of Muskogee’s Davis Field near where Spaniard Creek meets the Arkansas River. They appear to be approximately 4-6 miles north of the Webbers Falls Lock and Dam 16.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has several boats at the barges and officials are trying to determine the best way to secure the barges, which appear to be tied together and lodged against rocks, tree limbs or other debris at this time.

Local, county and state officials are monitoring the situation.

Pam Cloud, Managing News Director

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