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Nickajack Lock, closed to public since Sept. 11, to reopen

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JASPER, TN (AP) - A lock along the Tennessee River is set to reopen to the public after it was closed off after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Nickajack Lock on the Tennessee River in Marion County was fenced off and equipped with barricades, speed bumps and padlocked steel gates for 14 years.

The Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/1NlyyHu) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to open the lock to the public. The locks at Guntersville and Wheeler dams in Alabama and the Pickwick Dam in Hardin County, Tennessee, are also being reopened.

Corps spokesman Lee Roberts said visiting hours are being set for public access.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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