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Barge Strikes Lower Mississippi Bridge

By January 27, 2013

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A barge carrying 80,000 gallons of light crude oil struck a railroad bridge at Vicksburg, Mississippi . An oily sheen was reported  up to three miles down river and collection booms were deployed, the amount of oil spilled is unknown.

The accident was reported at 1:15 am and resulted in a traffic closure within eight miles of the scene. A second barge was damaged and could have made contact with the bridge or leaking barge. New York Times has additional details.


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