- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Most of the New York State Canal System has reopened after nearly half of the 524-mile waterway was shut down by high water earlier this month.

The state Canal Corp. says the Erie Canal between the Oswego Canal junction at Three Rivers to Lock E-24 in Baldwinsville, near Syracuse, has reopened. Lock E-24 remains closed for the time being.

Last week, long stretches of the canal system were reopened after being closed for days because high water caused by heavy rains in mid-May made conditions too hazardous for navigation.

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