UPDATE: Canaveral Lock Will Operate From 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Will Not Immediately Reopen After Storm
By Space Coast Daily // August 2, 2020
Canaveral Lock re-opening after storm passes takes some time for staff to re-power
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Canaveral Lock will operate from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with last lockage beginning at 9 p.m. Be advised that captains and boats seeking safe harbor shelter inland should take all measures to do so early before the storm.
Canaveral Lock will halt operations, as will the 401 bridge when wind speeds reach 35 mph sustained and/or when there is lightning within 5 miles of the lock and/or when Port Canaveral closes (Condition Zulu).
You don’t want to be caught unable to get through to inland safety.
Canaveral Lock will not immediately reopen after the storm – the waterways and port will have to be surveyed by USCG and officially opened by the Captain of the Port.
Canaveral Lock re-opening after the storm passes takes some time for staff to re-power, and unsecure facilities, buildings and machinery after the storm.
Please exercise all caution and safety ahead of the storm and upon return to the Port. Any questions call the Lock office during operational hours.
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