Arkansas River News

Hundreds of Barges Stalled as Floods Hinder Midwest Supplies

Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by a relentless, record-setting string of snow, rainstorms and flooding. Railways and highways have been closed as well, keeping needed supplies …

Barge Traffic Halted on Arkansas River Due to Damaged Bridge

Barge traffic is shut down on the Arkansas River in western Arkansas after damage was discovered on a railroad bridge. Officials say two broken cables tilted the northern end of the bridge in between Fort Smith and Van Buren. Train …