Subscriber login

Local News
What you need to know for 08/19/2017

Erie Canal system back in operation

Erie Canal system back in operation

The Erie Canal is back open to boaters after heavy rains forced it to close over the weekend.

The Erie Canal is back open to boaters after heavy rains forced it to close over the weekend.

Due to high waters from a week of rain, the state Canal Corp. closed the Erie Canal system Saturday morning from Lock 7 in Niskayuna to Lock E22 in Sylvan Beach, Oneida County. The Erie Canal between Lock 7 and Lock 15 in Fort Plain reopened Tuesday, according to a notice to mariners from the state Canal Corp.

At this point, the entire canal system is open for navigation, the notice said.

Boaters are advised to use caution, as high water events can lead to debris and off-station buoys. To report an off-station or missing navigation aid, call 461-0942.

View Comments
Hide Comments
0 premium 1 premium 2 premium 3 premium 4 premium 5 premium 6 premium 7 premium article articles remaining SUBSCRIBE TODAY

You have reached your monthly premium content limit.

Continue to enjoy Daily Gazette premium content by becoming a subscriber.
Already a subscriber? Log In