Pennine Waterways News

Wednesday 30 June 2010

Another delay on Huddersfield

There is to be a further emergency stoppage this week on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal near Uppermill.

Lock 20w, near Frenches Marina, will be closed between Wednesday 30th June and Friday 2nd July. This is to allow repairs to the head gate cill to maintain water levels in the pound above the lock. The wooden cill block is not currently forming a watertight seal, allowing water to drain through. The pound above the lock has had low water levels for some days, causing problems for boaters.

BW is hoping that the work can be completed by the morning of 2nd July and will issue an update when the lock has re-opened.

Damage to wooden cill blocks can occur when boaters attempt to enter or leave locks when water levels are too low.

Any enquiries regarding this stoppage should be made to BW on 01782 785703.

Lock 20w

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