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Update: Six barges carrying coal have sunk into the Ohio River

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2 barges have sunk into the Ohio, spilling tons of coal into the water after a towboat hit the 2nd Street Bridge Tuesday, making 6 of 15 barges loaded with coal that have now sunk into the river.

A towboat was pushing 15 coal barges when it struck the Second Street (Clark Memorial) Bridge on Christmas.

The Coast Guard said that the water at the McAlpine Dam fell about one foot on Friday evening, causing to more barges to sink and another to shift. One of those is stuck in one of the gates of the dam. 6 other barges have been recovered.

“Currently one of the barges is capsized over the dam and it’s preventing one of the gates from closing," U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Michael Metz said. "Obviously it’s a very large concern, but the Coast Guard, along with the responsible party and the Army Corps of Engineers are working tirelessly to safely remove that barge.”

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