- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Travel restrictions are in place on sections of the New York State Canal System because of high water from recent heavy rain storms.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says all motorized traffic on the canal system in the county is prohibited until further notice because of hazardous conditions.

The agency’s Navigation Unit says recent rains have resulted in high water levels and significant amounts of floating debris in the canal system and from Cross Lake to Oneida lake.

The 67-mile stretch of the Erie Canal from Lock E-24 at Baldwinsville, near Syracuse, to Lock E-30 at Macedon in Wayne County remains closed due to high water. The Cayuga-Seneca Canal from Lock CS-1 at Aurelius to the Erie Canal junction also remains closed Monday.

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