Efforts to raise sunken Yellowstone River barge continue
Oct. 28, 2017
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Crews are trying to remove a barge that partially sank in the Yellowstone River in Montana.
Work continued Friday after the barge went down during a dredging operation near a refinery in Lockwood. ExxonMobil refinery spokesman Dan Carter says how the barge sank isn't yet known.
The Billings Gazette reports floating booms were set up around the barge as a precaution.
Montana Disaster and Emergency Services recovery supervisor Tim Thennis says no oil or chemicals spilled.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com