The Dismal Swamp Canal of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) between the Deep Creek Lock (mile marker 10.6) and South Mills Lock (mile marker 33.2), will be closed temporarily. Closure will be from the last locking on February 6, 2011 (3:30 pm) until the first locking on Saturday February 12, 2011 (8:30 AM). Closure is required for repairs on both the Deep Creek Lock and South Mills Lock. The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, through the Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake, Virginia, remains open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Boaters can call the Great Bridge Lock at 757-547-3311 to check the current status of the Dismal Swamp Canal and Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal.
The repairs are to replace the steel members that support the lock gate motors.