Floodgate to close while surge barrier repaired

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says it will close the Seabrook floodgate complex periodically to complete underwater repairs to the barge gate at the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal-Lake Borgne Surge Barrier.

The floodgate will be closed until about Dec. 23 from 4 a.m.-noon and 2-6 p.m. to control pressure at the surge barrier and permit divers to complete the repairs.

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