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Posted 8/24/2017

Release no. 17-031


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The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is now open to all marine traffic following repair of an unexpected hydraulics problem.

Mechanics fixed a broken bolt and failed O ring, tested the hydraulic system and put the large lock back in service at 1 p.m. today.

For current information about activities at the Locks, visit the Locks’ Web site at http://bit.ly/BallardLocks or follow the Locks on Facebook and Twitter: www.facebook.com/chittendenlocks and http://twitter.com/ChittendenLocks.