Pennine Waterways News

Monday 1 June 2009

One Day Stoppage at Marple

Marple Locks (1 to 16) are to be closed for one day tomorrow (June 2nd).

This is to enable investigation works to be carried out on a damaged cill at Lock 4.

If any stoppage is required for a repair then an update will follow.

For the latest information about this stoppage, contact BW on 01942 405 700.

This stoppage will affect boaters travelling around the Cheshire Ring.

Wooden cill blocks form a watertight seal when the gates are closed. It is possible that one of the cill blocks here has been struck by a boat entering or leaving the lock while the level of the pound was too low. If a cill block is damaged or dislodged, there is no watertight seal and it becomes very difficult either to fill or to empty the lock, depending on which end of the lock is affected.

Lock 4, Marple

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