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Crews continue to remove towboat in water before temperatures drop

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Workers repairing a sunken towboat on the Mississippi river at LeClaire are working quickly to get patches finished before the temperatures drop.

Officials say the boat has a hole about 12 inches by 30 inches along a seam on the bottom of the boat near the rear.

The boat hit something in the river last week, and officials are still trying to investigate what caused the boat to sink.

Officials say most of the oil that spilled from the towboat has been clean up as well.


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