Chittenden Locks vessel traffic closed due to small lock electrical issue, large lock maintenance

Published Nov. 8, 2016

UPDATE: The small locks are now operational (1:25 p.m. Nov. 8, 2016)

SEATTLE -- The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are out of service for vessels due to an electrical issue in the small locks.

The large locks were closed November 7 for annual maintenance and the electrical issue shut down the remaining small lock service. A maintenance crew is working to resolve the problem. The small locks are closed until further notice. The large locks are scheduled to reopen Nov. 23.

The locks grounds are still open to the public.

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Bill Dowell

Release no. 10-041