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NEW INFORMATION

The owner of grain barges that sank today, closing the Mississippi River, says high water and rapid current forced a 20-barge tow out of its path down river causing at least one barge to hit the U.S. 190 bridge at Baton Rouge.

STAY TUNED FOR LIVE TEAM COVERAGE ON WAFB 9NEWS AT 5PM:  KIRAN CHAWLA WAS IN THE AIR, ON A CHOPPER FLIGHT, AS THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AND CAUGHT MUCH OF IT ON TAPE.  SHE'LL HAVE A LIVE REPORT.    WAFB'S PHIL RAINIER IS LIVE FROM A COAST GUARD NEWS CONFERENCE THAT'S NOW UNDERWAY.

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