Part of canal closed due to repairs

YOSTS – The Erie Canal between Lock 12 in Tribes Hill and Lock 14 in Canajoharie will remain closed for two-to-three weeks due to repairs on the movable dam at Lock 13, the New York State Canal Corporation announced.

Originally constructed in 1917, Lock 13’s movable dam has been undergoing a $15.5 million rehabilitation since 2010, a news release said.

A detailed inspection Monday discovered a void underneath the dam’s pier, the release said.

Repairs have already started. In order to ensure the dam’s structural integrity, the release said, the repairs must be done now.