Pennine Waterways News

Monday, 11 May 2009

Huddersfield Narrow re-opens

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal has been re-opened between Slaithwaite and Marsden.

This section of canal had been closed since 27th April following a "severe leak" into the culvert under the canal near Sandhill Cottages and Cellars Clough Mill, between Locks 31e and 32e.

Early repair attempts by British Waterways staff had not been successful and the leak continued. However, further efforts to plug the leak were made last Friday and the repair appears to have been successful. Two boats were allowed through the affected pound on Saturday and the stoppage notice has now been lifted.

Boaters intending to use this part of the canal or booked through Standedge Tunnel should contact the Tunnel Office on 01484 840629 to confirm their booking.

The Huddersfield Canal at Sandhill Cottages, showing the hole dug by BW last week to investigate the leak.

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