3 barges break loose on Ohio River

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McKEES ROCKS, Pa. —

Authorities said high winds may have contributed to three barges breaking loose from a tugboat between the West End and McKees Rocks bridges in the Ohio River Thursday afternoon

The Coast Guard and Pittsburgh River Rescue responded to the incident, which occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m.

Officials said the tug crew was able to corral the barges near the pier of a railroad bridge that spans the Ohio to Brunot Island.

No injuries were reported in the incident, and the loose barges didn't cause any many damage.

 

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