Pennine Waterways News

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Fallen Trees block Rochdale Canal

Two trees have fallen across the Rochdale Canal, closing it just west of Hebden Bridge.

High winds, which affected the area as the remnants of Hurricane Katia crossed the country, brought down the two trees close Bridge 18, Hebble End Bridge, near Stubbins Wharf. This is a short distance west of Lock 9 in Hebden Bridge.

British Waterways say that the navigation will re-open tomorrow evening Wednesday 14th September. Winding can be found below Lock 9 or below Lock 12.

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

Update: The blockage has now been cleared and the navigation re-opened.

Stubbins Wharf, looking towards Hebble End Bridge

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