Route 812 Staying Closed Until Weather Improves

Route 812 Staying Closed Until Weather Improves

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For a month now, a portion of State Route 812 just outside of Lowville has been closed and it'll stay that way until the weather gets better.

The state Department of Transportation needs to replace a culvert that funnels water from nearby hay fields, under 812, and into the Black River. 

But as crews were inspecting the culvert, levels on the Black River got too high, so crews are waiting. 

In the meantime, there are detours that some may find to be out of the way.

"There are local roads that are close-ish. The official detour is longer. We recognize the detour is inconvenient but it's also inconvenient when you end up in a cave-in and hurt, or worse," said Mike Flick, DOT spokesperson.

Flick says as long as the weather cooperates and the river stays low, so the work can get done, the highway should reopen in about a month.

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