Lockport Lock Out of Service

We have a few issues going on at Lockport. As you’re aware, one of the emptying valves at Lockport is out of service and is being worked on. Now we are dealing with leakage in the upper gate that is quickly getting worse which is leaving us unable to get the chamber empty enough to swing the gates. We do have one boat pinned in the chamber right now. We are trying to sandbag the upper gate enough to get the pinned vessel out of the chamber. Once we do that, we are going to have to shut the lock down until we can get an assessment of the upper gate seal this afternoon. I’ll have an update as soon as I know more.


Michael Walsh

Chief, Waterways Project Office

Operations Manager