Pennine Waterways News

Thursday, 16 April 2009

First Tree Blockage of the Season

Only a little over a week since the Lower Peak Forest Canal was re-opened to navigation after a month-long stoppage, caused by an oil pollution incident, there was another problem today.

The high winds of the last couple of days brought down a tree between bridges 9 and 10, between Woodley Tunnel and Hyde.

BW were quick off the mark and sent contractors to the site this afternoon and the blockage was removed by tea time.

The navigation has now re-opened.

In previous years there have been a series of trees blowing down at various locations around the region and sometimes they are not cleared as swiftly as this. The possibility of this happening, especially during windy periods, should be borne in mind by boaters planning a tight schedule for their journey!

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