Author Topic: The Canal will NOT open for 2020 Season on May 15, closed until further notice  (Read 58 times)

Doug K

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Here's an announcement from the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor regarding the decision to NOT open the canal due to safety concerns with missed maintenance and repairs due to Covid-19. They end their message with this:

As the National Heritage Corridor tasked with preserving and promoting the NYS Canal System for present and future generations, we continue to stand ready to work collaboratively with the NYS Canal Corporation and New York Power Authority at this critical time.
By a letter on April 8, 2020, we have urged the New York Power Authority and the NYS Canal Corporation to reconsider their decision to suspend essential repairs and construction in order to safely reopen the entire NYS Canal System as soon as possible and to ensure a timely and full recovery for all New Yorkers.

Sadly the ECNHC folks should be sending this to the State Government & Leadership who put the state on PAUSE.

Go READ this whole article,
« Last Edit: April 28, 2020, 12:28:05 pm by Doug K »