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Final Portion Of Erie Canal Set To Open Following 2013 Summer Flood

Kristine Bellino, WIBX

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are set to reopen the last stretch of the Erie Canal that had been closed by severe flooding.

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. says most of that run is open and the final section in the Mohawk Valley between Lock E-11 in Amsterdam and Lock E-15 in Fort Plain will reopen 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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