Towboat, barges crash into Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma

ALMA, Wis. (WKBT) – Crews are working to remove a towboat and barge that crashed into Lock & Dam 4 at Alma.

According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, May 21st at 11 pm, the Canal Barge Company crew lost control of the tow and it hit Lock & Dam 4. All members of the boat were able to evacuate to safety. No one on the tow or the lock was injured. There are no reports of fuel or cargo spilling into the river.

The tow and barge are secure. The Canal Barge Company is working to recover the boat from the water.

The United States Coast Guard is investigating.