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Erie Canal fully reopens after flood closing

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State officials say the last stretch of the Erie Canal that had been closed by severe flooding has reopened.
 
High water had closed 125 miles of the Erie Canal from the Albany area to central New York late last month.
 
The state Canal Corp. opened that stretch previously and the final section in the Mohawk Valley between Lock E-11 in Amsterdam and Lock E-15 in Fort Plain reopened at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
 
The agency says boaters should watch out for crews doing repairs, clearing debris and moving buoys.
 
The water level in some areas may initially be as low as 7.5 feet and dredging is continuing at some spots between Lock E-12 in Tribes Hill and Lock E-20 in Marcy.

 

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