Boating on the western side of the Rochdale Canal has been disrupted by a car that has ended up in a lock.
British Waterways reports that the car is in Lock 63, Walk Mill Lock, just north of Irk Aqueduct, Chadderton.
The lock will remain closed pending a police investigation. BW wil issue an update tomorrow (6th May).
If the lock number is correct then it is a puzzle how the car came to be there as it is a long way from the nearest road.
Boaters awaiting passage should moor up at the Irk Aqueduct moorings or above Slattocks Locks until BW announces that the lock has re-opened.
Any enquiries regarding this stoppage should be made to BW on 01782 785703.
Update, 7th May: The car has been removed and the lock has re-opened to navigation.
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Lock 63, Walk Mill Lock