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Rain forces Erie Canal closure

Yachts wait out the weather while moored at Riverlink Park in Amsterdam Tuesday morning. The state Canal Corp. shut down the Erie Canal from Lock E-6 to Lock E-19 today due to high water levels in the Mohawk River. More rain is expected this afternoon. (Ed Munger Jr./Gazette reporter)
Yachts wait out the weather while moored at Riverlink Park in Amsterdam Tuesday morning. The state Canal Corp. shut down the Erie Canal from Lock E-6 to Lock E-19 today due to high water levels in the Mohawk River. More rain is expected this afternoon. (Ed Munger Jr./Gazette reporter)
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Rainfall is welcoming the second week of the official hurricane season in the Capital Region by forcing a shutdown of the Erie Canal from Saratoga County east to Herkimer County. The system from Lock E-6 in Crescent to Lock E-19 in Frankfort was closed Tuesday due to the high level and excessive current in the Mohawk River. The National Weather Service on Tuesday morning issued a hazardous weather outlook for counties in and around the ...


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grant18
June 12, 2013
8:47 a.m.

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Please give a nudge to Mr Munger &/or his copy editor who think Herkimer County is EAST of Saratoga County. They're pointing out the desperate need for better geography education today.

cidbil
June 12, 2013
11:18 a.m.

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Perhaps some Gazette readers should take a course in reading comprehension. I do not think it was implied in the article that Herkimer is east of Saratoga County, but rather that the canal shutdown was from eastern Saratoga county to Herkimer. The phrase, Saratoga County (or insert your county of choice here) east is one commonly used. FWIW

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