Mississippi levee undamaged after barge runs aground

05/5/2008 | Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

An empty hopper barge that lodged on a Mississippi River levee for 15 hours caused no serious damage, according to Coast Guard reports. The incident in Iberville Parish, La., occurred after a wire joining the barge to a tugboat snapped. The levee wasn't broken, although officials will continue to watch for seepage.

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