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Heavy rains shut down local sections of canal
ALBANY -- Sections of New York state's canal system shut down by high water from recent heavy rains have reopened, but some waterways remain closed.
The state Canal Corp. says the Champlain Canal between Lock 1 in Waterford and Lock 7 in Fort Edward opened to navigation Tuesday morning.
The Erie Canal between Lock 17 in Little Falls and Lock 22 in New London and between Lock 26 in Clyde and Lock 29 in Palmyra has re-opened, but the stretch between Lock 6 in Crescent and Lock 16 in St. Johnsville is still closed.
Other closed sections of the Erie Canal are between Lock 23 in Brewerton and Lock 25 in Mays Point. The Oswego Canal remains closed, as does the Cayuga-Seneca Canal from Lock 1 through the confluence of the Erie Canal.