Pennine Waterways News

Monday 29 June 2009

Leak shuts part of Rochdale Canal

Four miles of the Rochdale Canal in Yorkshire are currently closed following a leak near Sowerby Bridge.

Water levels on the 2.5 mile long pound between Tuel Deep Lock (3/4) and Brearley Lower Lock (5) are very low, making navigation impossible. Investigations by BW staff revealed that water is leaking from the pound.

Attempted repairs carried out over the weekend have not been successful and the pound remains closed to navigation. More substantial repairs will be carried out this week and BW will issue an update on Wednesday 1st July.

The stoppage has been extended to Broadbottom Lock (7) at Mytholmroyd. Boaters intending to use this stretch of canal can obtain the latest information by contacting the lock keeper at Tuel Lane (07717342258).

Rochdale Canal near Sowerby Bridge: currently un-navigable

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