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SANDY: Governor announces closure of full NY State Canal system

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High winds and flooding has forced the closure of the entire New York State Canal system. Guard gates and lift bridges statewide will be maintained in a lowered position until further notice. The change is to prevent structural damage from forecast high winds associated with Hurricane Sandy, state officials said this afternoon. Canal Corporation workers began lowering water levels in many sections of the canal system on last week in anticipation of the storm. They ...

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