Auxiliary lock opens at Greenup Locks and Dam

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) - Boats have begun moving through the
auxiliary lock at Greenup Locks and Dam on the Ohio River, but the
main lock could take six to eight weeks to repair.
According to a news release from the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, on Saturday repair crews finished stabilizing a miter
gate that was damaged on Wednesday, allowing the use of the
auxiliary gate.
The auxiliary chamber takes about three hours, compared to 45
minutes for the main one.
Before the lock opened, 14 tows were waiting to lock through at
Greenup. The Corps is working with towing industry representatives
to prioritize the tows waiting to lock through.
The site on the river between Greenup County, Ky., and Lawrence
County, Ohio, is about 24 miles downstream from Huntington, W.Va.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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