Pennine Waterways News

Monday 19 July 2010

Paddle Failure Shuts Leeds Lock

Failure of the head gate paddles has forced the closure of Leeds Lock on the Aire and Calder Navigation.

BW has announced that repairs to the lock will begin this morning but an update will not be given until tomorrow evening (20th July).

Leeds Lock is adjacent to The Armouries museum in Leeds. Boats will still be able to travel between the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and Clarence Dock, but will not be able to reach Clarence Dock from Knostrop lock cut.

Any enquiries regarding this stoppage should be made to BW on 0113 2816860.

Update: 20th July
Divers will be on site to install the repaired sluices tomorrow (21st July). BW will issue a further update tomorrow evening.

Update: 21st July
The lock re-opened at 5 pm today with a lock keeper to assist. Further work is to be carried out tomorrow morning (22nd July) which could involve delays for boaters of up to one hour.

Leeds Lock

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