British Waterways is arranging for a contractor to deal with the tree and will issue an update tomorrow (27th Jan).
For any enquiries about this stoppage contact British Waterways on 01782 785703.
Update, 27th January: British Waterways has not yet been given a date by the contractors for when the blockage will be removed. The Lower Peak Forest Canal remains closed at Newton Hall.
Update, 28th January: The contractors will be on site on Monday 31st January. BW hopes that the navigation can be re-opened on Tuesday 1st February.
Update, 31st January: The tree has now been removed and the canal has re-opened to navigation.
Bridge 4 at Newton Hall, Hyde