- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - A 30-mile stretch of the Erie Canal in western New York has reopened after repairs were made to an old culvert under the waterway.

The New York State Canal Corporation says the canal reopened between Brockport and Middleport on Sunday. The agency says the temporary repair was made to minimize disruption to the summer boating season and local farms and golf courses that depend on canal water for irrigation.

The 30-mile section of waterway west of Rochester was shut down June 27 so it could be drained for repairs to a culvert built in 1912.

The detour on the Erie Canalway Trail from the Hulberton Lift Bridge to approximately 3,500 feet west of the lift bridge will remain in effective until Tuesday.

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