Loose Construction Barge Whisked Down Raging Potomac River

A construction barge carrying an excavator and other equipment was knocked loose and swept down the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on May 8, after recent heavy rains flooded the river. According to local https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/raging-potomac-slowing-efforts-to-pull-rogue-barges-ashore/3046467/ media , two unattended barges broke loose and drifted miles down the Upper Potomac River. The larger barge, seen in the video, https://apnews.com/article/floods-business-national-park-service-577a2690ee4bb4c690711a9415319041 broke free on Saturday night and a second barge detached on Sunday afternoon as floodwaters rose further. As of Monday afternoon, crews continued to try to pull the https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/raging-potomac-slowing-efforts-to-pull-rogue-barges-ashore/3046467 larger barge ashore. It is held in place near dam 3 in Harpers Ferry. Video taken by Matt Knott shows the barge float past the https://www.facebook.com/RiverRidersHarpersFerry/ River Riders campground as spectators look on. (Footage by Matt Knott/Storyful via Getty Images UGC)
A construction barge carrying an excavator and other equipment was knocked loose and swept down the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on May 8, after recent heavy rains flooded the river. According to local https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/raging-potomac-slowing-efforts-to-pull-rogue-barges-ashore/3046467/ media , two unattended barges broke loose and drifted miles down the Upper Potomac River. The larger barge, seen in the video, https://apnews.com/article/floods-business-national-park-service-577a2690ee4bb4c690711a9415319041 broke free on Saturday night and a second barge detached on Sunday afternoon as floodwaters rose further. As of Monday afternoon, crews continued to try to pull the https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/raging-potomac-slowing-efforts-to-pull-rogue-barges-ashore/3046467 larger barge ashore. It is held in place near dam 3 in Harpers Ferry. Video taken by Matt Knott shows the barge float past the https://www.facebook.com/RiverRidersHarpersFerry/ River Riders campground as spectators look on. (Footage by Matt Knott/Storyful via Getty Images UGC)
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09 May, 2022
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