Essex-Charlotte Ferry To Reopen Despite Flooding

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The Lake Champlain ferry between Charlotte and Essex, N.Y., will reopen despite lake flooding.

Officials say 50 truckloads of gravel were used to elevate the Essex ferry dock to keep vehicles and passengers out of the water.

After heavy spring rains and snowmelt, the lake level is 102.2 feet above sea level, nearly 2-feet above flood stage.

Dozens of homes and low-lying areas remain flooded in Vermont and New York.

The Charlotte ferry service was suspended at the end of April because of the high water, but is expected to reopen today.

Other ferry service between Grand Isle and Plattsburgh, NY, and a temporary service at Crown Point have not been interrupted.

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