Boater tries to beat the rain on Canal

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – This boater heads west on the Erie Canal in Albion this morning with the Gaines Basin Road bridge in the background. There wasn’t any rain when these photos were taken at about 9:45 a.m., but the sky got dark soon after with the threat of rain.

There is a chance for showers in Orleans County today with a high forecast for 75. It could be worse. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the Springville area at about 11 a.m.

For Orleans County, the Weather Service is forecasting a high of 72 on Tuesday with thunderstorms likely, followed by a high of 80 on Wednesday with a chance for thunderstorms. Thursday is forecast to be mostly sunny for a high of 78, followed by a high of 79 on Friday with a chance of thunderstorms.

The same boater pictured above passes along the canal just east of the Gaines Basin Road bridge in Albion.