Pennine Waterways News

Friday 28 May 2010

Stoppage at Barrowford Locks

There is a stoppage at Barrowford Locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Nelson.

There is damage to the wooden cill and lock floor adjacent to the tail gates of Lock 46, Barrowford, leading to an escape of water, preventing the lock from being filled.

Investigation and repair will take place over the weekend.

BW will issue a further update on Tuesday 1st June. Enquiries about this stoppage should be made to BW on 01942 405700.

Update 1st June:
Repair works are still in progress and the cement will need to set before the lock can be re-opened. BW anticipates that the stoppage will be lifted on Thursday morning 3rd June.

BW will issue a further update on Thursday 3rd June.

Update 3rd June:
BW has announced that the lock has now re-opened to navigation.

Update 4th June:
BW has announced that the lock has been closed again due to a further problem with the tail gate cill. Repair works will be undertaken immediately and it is anticipated that works will be completed by 12.00 noon on Saturday 5th June.

Looking towards Lock 46, Barrowford.

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