Barge hits Tenn. River lock, idling traffic


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Posted by grundan on November 29, 2006 at 14:28:17:

thought this might be of interest to readers here. came from al.com
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) Its happened again, river traffic on the Tennessee River is at a standstill today after a barge struck the auxiliary lock at Wheeler Dam near Florence.
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Barge hits Tenn. River lock, idling traffic
11/29/2006, 9:09 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) Its happened again, river traffic on the Tennessee River is at a standstill today after a barge struck the auxiliary lock at Wheeler Dam near Florence.

The incident occurred about 1 p.m..

A similar mishap occurred August third when another barge damaged the dam's main lock.

Now, both locks are out of service.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineer officials said its likely all river traffic will be closed until at least December sixth.





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