Pennine Waterways News

Friday, 8 May 2009

Huddersfield Narrow repairs continue

Repairs are continuing on the leaking curvert on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal between Slaithwaite and Marsden.

This section of canal has 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.

Previous repair attempts by British Waterways staff have not been successful and the leak continues. Further efforts to plug the leak will continue over the weekend, followed by tests to see whether or not the leak has been cured.

Boats travelling from Huddersfield may not proceed beyond Lock 23e in Slaithwaite.

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

A further update is expected on Thursday 14th May.

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

The culvert into which the water is leaking. The white railings are along the canal edge.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please feel free to comment on this item.

If you do not have a Blogger/Google etc account, then please click on "Name/URL" and type in your name or nickname.

If you have no URL you can leave that part blank.

Please do not post as "Anonymous".