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Barge hits dam near Guttenberg

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Courtesy Jill Stannard Courtesy Jill Stannard
Courtesy Jill Stannard Courtesy Jill Stannard

GUTTENBERG (KWWL) -- Crews are working to fix a barge that hit a dam near Guttenberg on Thursday.

The barge was headed down river when it hit the end of Lock and Dam #10.

According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the barge was pulled over to the side of the dam so that repairs can be made.

They say the dam was not damaged.

Jill Stannard, a teacher at Clayton Ridge, which sits near the bank of the river, posted on her blog that everyone in the school heard a loud boom and everyone rushed outside to see what was going on.

She says teachers used it as a teaching opportunity. 

You can read Jill's blog posts by visiting http://jstannard.blogspot.com/.

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