Pennine Waterways News

Monday 9 May 2011

Stoppage on Wigan Flight

There is an emergency stoppage in place on the Wigan flight of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

The stoppage follows the failure of the tail gate apron and cill at Lock 77.

No details about the expected length of the stoppage are available yet but this item will be updated when more is known.

Update Wednesday 11th May, 4.00 pm:
The repairs are not yet complete and the lock flight remains closed. A further update will be issued on Friday 13th May.

Update Friday 13th May, 4.00 pm:
BW say that while they were repairing the cill it became apparent that there is significant structural failure to the lock floor below the tail gates. BW engineers are working to find a solution to repair the lock. A further update will be issued on Wednesday 18th May.

Lock 77, Wihan flight

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