Pennine Waterways News

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Huddersfield Narrow stays shut

Boaters waiting for the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to re-open between Slaithwaite and Marsden have even longer to wait.

This section of canal has been closed since 27th Aoril 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 had worked through the weekend hoping to complete the repairs by Sunday night. Unfortunately the repairs were not successful and the leak continues.

A further update will be issued on Friday 8th May. 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.

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Cellars Clough

There will be a stoppage on the western part of the canal on May 20th and 21st, when the canal and towpath will be closed between Locks 7e and 8e to allow contractors to work on the pylon which straddles the canal.

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