The Rochdale Nine lock flight through the centre of Manchester is temporarily closed after problems developed with Lock 91.
There was a problem with a wooden cill, so that the gate could not be made watertight, making the lock inoperable. A section of canal was drained to allow an inspection. The cills have now been replaced but further work is required before the gates can be made watertight.
The Canal and River Trust hope to re-open the locks at around 1.00 pm tomorrow, 28th August, after the work has been completed and the pound re-filled.
Lock 91, Rochdale Canal