For Immediate Release: 09/27/19

WHITEHALL—The New York Canal Corporation and Washington County Emergency Management today said North Williams Street between Mountain Street and the Power Plant Access Road in the Village of Whitehall will be closed until further notice to allow for repairs to a retaining wall along the Champlain Canal.

The closure takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Temporary detours will run from US Route 4 (Poultney Street) to County Route 9A to County Route 9 (North Williams Street)

About the New York State Canal Corporation

New York's canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning 524 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The canals form the backbone of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and connect hundreds of unique and historic communities. In 2019, New York will mark the 200th anniversary of the first trip taken on the Erie Canal, from Rome to Utica.

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