Warmth will continue until temperature drops this weekend

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

RIDGEWAY – The shockingly warm weather will continue today and on Friday before a big drop this weekend. This photos shows Culvert Road in Ridgeway, looking north.

The photo was taken on Tuesday on top of the Culvert, a historic location that is the only spot where you can drive under the Erie Canal.

Here is the same road looking through the north side of the Culvert.

Wednesday was a record-breaker with a high of 78. Today is forecast for a high of 71 followed by a high of 67 on Friday.

The temperature will drop this weekend with a high of 49 and a low of 35 on Saturday, followed by a high of 47 and a low of 33 on Sunday.

Here are some more photos of the Culvert, which was featured on Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The sign on the Culvert says it was built in 1823 as part of the original Erie Canal construction. I think this is an error and the Culvert was actually built in the 1890s when the canal was widened. I’ll try to find out for sure.

There are sidewalks so you can walk through the Culvert, but it can be unnerving to have cars whiz so close past you.

The Culvert is an awesome Medina sandstone structure, an engineering feat.