Pennine Waterways News

Friday, 1 May 2009

Huddersfield Narrow should re-open Monday

Boaters waiting for the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to re-open between Slaithwaite and Marsden should be able to get moving again on Monday.

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

British Waterways staff are to work through the weekend and the repairs are expected to be finished by Sunday night, with navigation re-opening on Monday morning.

Boaters intending to use this part of the canal are advised to contact the Tunnel Office on 01484 840629 to confirm whether the canal has re-opened.

The historic horsedrawn boat Maria has remained at Marsden this week, as it was not possible to proceed with the planned return journey to Huddersfield. On Sunday May 3rd, Maria will be legged back through Standedge Tunnel by members of the Horseboating Society, starting at 1.00 pm, on her way back to Ashton.

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Cellars Clough

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