Pennine Waterways News

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Pollution shuts canal in Leeds

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is currently closed between Office Lock (2) and Spring Garden Lock (6) following a pollution incident.

A fire in a building near the canal has led to the canal becoming polluted. Booms have been put in place across the canal to try and contain the escaped chemicals. The Fire Brigade and the Environment Agency have requested that the canal remains closed until the pollution can be investigated and a plan to manage it has been made.

An update should be issued later today.

Update Tuesday 22nd April, 5.45 pm:
The canal remains closed. A further update will be published tomorrow.

Update Wednesday 23rd April, 4.00 pm:
The canal has now re-opened to navigation.

Spring Gardens Lock, Leeds.

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