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Gasoline barge that ran aground on Hudson reaches Albany

April 05, 2017 05:25 PM

CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) - A gasoline barge that was freed after it ran aground in foggy weather on the Hudson River has arrived at the Port of Albany.

The Coast Guard says the barge was refloated with the tide Tuesday night. It continued its journey northward and arrived in Albany at around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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The barge was transporting 66,000 barrels of gasoline when it got stuck along the river's west bank near Catskill, 30 miles  (48 kilometers) south of Albany.

Officials say none of the 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) of gasoline leaked when the barge left the shipping channel and ran aground around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The barge, owned by Staten Island-based Reinauer Transportation Companies, was being hauled by one of the company's tugboats when it grounded.

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