MUSKOGEE COUNTY, Okla. — Quick Facts:
- Two officials confirmed Friday night there are not more barges loose on the Arkansas River, despite some rumors and reports stating otherwise.
- Muskogee County Comissioner Ken Doke and Kimbra Scott with the Port of Muskogee both told FOX23 there are not barges loose on the river.
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- Scott said barges are secured on the river and under 24 hour surveillance. Movement on the river could be attributed to a tug boat also out keeping watch.
- Governor Kevin Stitt's office also confirmed no barges are loose. Spokesperson Donelle Harder said she is unsure where the rumors came from.
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State from Gov. Stitt's office:
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