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Canal closes due to big rain

125-mile disruption not seen as lengthy

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Heavy flow from rainfall in the Mohawk River watershed forced the state Canal Corp. to shut down a 125-mile stretch of the Erie Canal on Tuesday, just 10 days after it opened for the season.

The canal system reported the shutdown from Lock E-2 in Waterford west to Lock E-22 in Sylvan Beach, Oneida County, at 12:38 p.m. The closure took place as the National Weather Service was issuing a “flood advisory” for Fulton ...

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