The Huddersfield Narrow Canal may be the only Trans-Pennine canal not currently threatened with closure by water supply shortages, but it is having more than its share of short stoppages!
Lock 5e at Paddock, Huddersfield, is currently closed because of debris blocking a paddle. British Waterways staff are clearing the debris but the problem has allowed the long pound above the lock to drain.
Because the dry weather means BW has to be more careful than normal with the water in the canal, it is expected to take up to 24 hours to restore this section of canal to navigable levels.
BW will issue an update when the canal re-opens. Any enquiries regarding this stoppage should be made to BW on 01782 785703.
Update: 19th July
BW issued an update saying the lock would be closed on 19th and 20th July.
Lock 5e below Longroyd railway viaduct.