Erie Canal reopens from Holley to Spencerport

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 May 2021 at 7:25 am

The Erie Canal will reopen the section from Holley to Spencerport this morning beginning at 7. That area had its guard gates down and water levels lowered on May 16 so engineers and contractors could work to mitigate localized seepage occurring west of the Smith Street Bridge in the Village of Brockport.

The canal opened for its 197th navigational season on May 21 but the section of eastern Orleans and western Monroe counties was closed to traffic. That changes beginning this morning with guard gates raised and the lift bridges operational, the Canal Corp. posted in a notice to mariners.

“Boaters should expect some delays in lift bridge operations as lift bridge operators will be roving between lift bridge locations to operate the lift bridges on Saturday, May 29,” the Canal Corp. said.