Cape Cod Canal Two Week Closure

The US Coast Guard announced yesterday that will they will be closing the Cape Cod Canal to boat traffic during the day, for two weeks at the end of this month, in order to do maintenance work on the canal's vertical-lift railroad bridge.

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The Coast Guard said that the canal will be closed between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM Monday, January 20, through Friday, January 31.

If the repair schedule permits, the canal may open on Saturday, January 25, and or Sunday, January 26, the Coast Guard said.

To determine the canal's status, people should contact Canal Marine Traffic Control on VHF channels 13, 14, or 16, or call 508-759-4431, extension 500.

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