- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Two barges are now resting against the Columbus Dam after apparently breaking away from their tow.

WCBI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1J9NDuY ) both are parallel to the dam portion of the structure but water is being released through the dam. Other tows and barges have been seen going through the facility Saturday so the lock appears to be operating normally.

The Army Corps of Engineers has yet to provide more details on how the barges hit the dam.

It is not known if Friday’s heavy rains played a role in causing the Tenn Tom Waterway to rise and contributed to the barges hitting the dam.


Information from: WCBI-TV, https://www.wcbi.com

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