The Hiram M. Chiitenden Locks in Ballard will shut down the large lock at about noon today for divers to dislodge something from Service Gate 3. Currently an unknown item is stuck in the sill of Gate 3 causing leakage. Divers will locate the item and attempt to remove it. Shutdown is expected to last two hours or less, but with an unknown item it could be longer.
Release no. 15-042