Pennine Waterways News

Friday, 6 March 2009

Peak Polluted

A "pollution incident" has affected a section of the Peak Forest Canal in Hyde.

The canal has been closed to navigation between Dunkirk Lane Bridge (4) and Manchester Road Bridge (6), in order to restrict the effects of the pollution. This is the section that includes the M67 tunnel.

Update, 9th March: Stoppage continues.
The source of the pollution has now been identified and British Waterways and the Environment Agency are currently working together to enable the navigation to be re-opened. A contractor is being brought in to carry out the significant clear up works that are required at this location.

BW will issue a further update once there a clear indication when the navigation can be re-opened

Photo: M67 tunnel in Hyde, just south of the pollution incident.

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