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Barge Crashes at Lock & Dam on Arkansas River

MORRILTON, AR - A set of barges crashed into a lock and dam on the Arkansas River near Morrilton, capsizing at least one barge.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say the crash happened around 3 a.m. Friday when fog hovered over the river.  Officials say one barge carried molassis, the other urea.

As of Friday afternoon, one barge remained capsized, held broadside by the current against the Arthur V. Ormond Lock and Dam.  The lock was closed after the crash.

The corps says their investigation into the crash continues.

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