The stoppage which has closed the eastern half of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal since September has been extended for a further month.
The major repairs at Lock 14e, Ramsden Mill Lock, Golcar, were scheduled to be carried out between 18th January and 23rd February, but recent bad weather and additional work involved in fitting gates will mean that the work will not be complete until 26th March.
There have been long-term problems with leaks from this lock into the adjacent mill building but a more serious leak from the paddle culvert in September 2009 meant that this section of canal had to be closed. As repair work was already planned for the Winter stoppage period the eastern half of the canal has been closed since then.
The extension of this stoppage by a further month will be bad news for local boaters, canal businesses and those planning an early journey in this area.
Any enquiries regarding this stoppage should be made to BW on 0113 281 6860.
Lock 14e at Golcar.