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Fort Plain struggles to fix damage

Incessant rain undermining flood recovery

The former railway bridge that carried the Erie Canalway Trail over the Otsquago Creek in Fort Plain hovers over the water Tuesday.
The former railway bridge that carried the Erie Canalway Trail over the Otsquago Creek in Fort Plain hovers over the water Tuesday.
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The National Guard is expected to bring in heavy equipment to help Fort Plain get a former railroad bridge away from the Otsquago Creek before it falls, creates a dam and re-floods the village. As that bridge teetered, officials late Monday shut down Clinton Avenue after engineers determined that the creek undermined the roughly $200,000 post-Irene slope-rebuilding project completed just last month. Drainage pipes and what appear to be plastic sheeting are exposed on the ...


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