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March 19, 2003

Contact: Charles Sturcken (718) 595-6600

DEP Announces Closing Of Road Over Kensico Reservoir Dam

Commissioner Christopher O. Ward announced today that after extensive traffic and security analyses, a decision has been made by DEP, Westchester County, and Town of Mt. Pleasant officials to close the road over the Kensico Reservoir Dam to vehicular traffic. The closure commenced at 7 a.m. on March 19, 2003.

“We realize this will cause difficulty for residents of the area, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” said Commissioner Ward. “This decision was not made lightly, and ultimately is in the best interest of protecting our water supply that serves so many millions of New Yorkers both in the five boroughs of New York City and upstate counties.”


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