Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Erie Canal is likely to remain closed this fall due to the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Officials say that the canal is definitely closed between Waterford and Utica. The storms caused damage to five locks from Vischer Ferry in Clifton Park to west of Amsterdam. For more information about the closure contact the Corporation at, 1-800-4CANAL4 (1-800-422-6254).