Heavy rains push back canal opening
ALBANY – The recent heavy rainfall has delayed the opening of the Erie Canal’s navigational season. The canal was due to open on Saturday for its 190th season.
The state Canal Corporation has pushed back opening day until next week.
“Conditions permitting, the Canal Corporation expects to be able to open most portions of the Canal System during the week of May 5,” the Canal Corporation advised today.
A revised opening schedule for the 2014 navigation season will be published as soon as possible, Canal Corp. officials said.
For updates and information monitor 1-800-4CANAL4 and www.canals.ny.gov.