Pennine Waterways News

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Tree Blocks Lower Peak Forest

The Lower Peak Forest Canal has been blocked by a fallen willow tree. The blockage is close to Newton Hall Bridge (no. 4) between Hyde and Dukinfield.

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

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