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New lock equipment on the St. Lawrence Seaway to be tested Friday

3.08.2012 <br> Due to warm temperatures along the St. Lawrence River, the testing will disturb the ice cover above and below both Snell and Eisenhower Locks, coinciding when icebreaking will begin on the river.

Because warmer temperatures in the North County new lock equipment on the St. Lawrence Seaway will be tested.

The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation announced Thursday that new lock equipment, which involves running water through the locks, will be tested on Friday, March 9th and is expected to continue through March 15th.

Due to warm temperatures along the St. Lawrence River, the testing will disturb the ice cover above and below both Snell and Eisenhower Locks, coinciding when icebreaking will begin on the river.

Ice fishermen, snowmobile and all terrain vehicle operators are urged to refrain from using below and in between the two locks as testing activity will cause an unstable ice cover.

 

 

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