Pennine Waterways News

Thursday 19 August 2010

Low pounds delay boaters through Leeds

In another blow to boaters using the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the canal between Newlay Lock and Office Lock in Leeds has been closed temporarily because of low water levels on a number of pounds.

British Waterways has said that an update notice will be issued on Monday 23rd August.

The 4.5 miles of waterway between Lock 13 (Newlay 3-rise) and Lock 2 (Office Lock) was closed for the same reason on Monday, although no stoppage notice was issued. Paddles had been left open on Monday, although it was not known whether this was by boaters. BW ground staff worked hard to restore levels and the canal was re-opened the following morning.

If we hear that the canal has re-opened before 23rd August we will publish that information here.

Enquiries about this stoppage should be made to BW on 01942 405700.

Update: 20th August
BW has issued an update saying the canal will re-open to navigation on Monday 23rd August.

Office Lock, Leeds

1 comment:

  1. This is becomming a bloody joke,if it was'nt so serious. Thats both ends of the canal closed now.


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