Notice to Mariners
CANAL CLOSURE UPDATE
August 30, 2011
Mariners are advised that the entire Champlain Canal, and the Erie Canal between Locks E-19 (Frankfort) and E-2 (Waterford), are closed to all navigation.
Hurricane Irene caused record flooding in the Mohawk River and the Canal Corporation is currently assessing damage to several structures. Updates will be provided once the full extent of damage and what efforts are necessary to reopen are determined. Updates regarding the reopening status of the Erie Canal will not be available until next week at the earliest. Updates for the Champlain Canal should be available sooner.
For updates and information monitor 1-800-4CANAL4 and www.canals.ny.gov.