Runaway Barges Slam Into Oklahoma Dam and Sink On Flooded Arkansas River

Two wayward barges slammed into a dam on the flooded Arkansas River on Thursday north of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. Aerial video from KFOR showed the barges, which broke free Wednesday night, hitting Lock and Dam 16. The barges then sink under the rushing water. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said there did not appear to be any damage to the lock. The barges were carrying 3,800 tons of fertilizer, the Associated Press reported.