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VIDEO: Barge on the loose in choppy waters runs aground near Vancouver walkway

Stanley Park and Seawall have been closed due to waves and strong winds

An unmoored barge ran aground at a Vancouver beach.

According to videos posted by Jorge Amigo, a barge appears to have broken free and was careening towards the Burrard Bridge, propelled by strong winds and choppy waves. The barge ran aground about a kilometre away from the bridge.

The storm that has hit much of the province has battered Vancouver, with the city closing Stanley Park, the Seawall and the Burrard Bridge on Monday (Nov. 15) for fear of strong waves in the area.

As of Tuesday, all three locations had been reopened.

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