Dis­mal Swamp Canal re­mains closed af­ter hur­ri­cane dam­age

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

Virginia’s Great Dis­mal Swamp Canal has been closed in­def­i­nitely as crews work to clean up dam­age from Hur­ri­cane Matthew.

The Army Corps of En­gi­neers said in a re­cent news re­lease that the canal still needs to be dredged and trees and de­bris need to be re­moved.

The canal, which is where the neigh­bor­hood drains, was closed in Oc­to­ber due to ex­ten­sive dam­age from the hur­ri­cane.

WAVY-TV re­ported that) it rose two feet higher than nor­mal el­e­va­tion dur­ing the storm.

The Lake Drum­mond Reser­va­tion fa­cil­i­ties also were dam­aged and re­main closed for re­pairs.

Of­fi­cials with the Nor­folk Dis­trict of the Army Corps have re­quested fed­eral funds to help with storm-re­lated work.

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