Pennine Waterways News

Monday 17 December 2012

Pollution shuts part of Leeds and Liverpool

A pollution incident has closed part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal between Wigan and Burscough. The canal is polluted at Appley Bridge, near Bridge 42.

In order to avoid spreading the pollutant and to enable cleaning-up to take place, it has been necessary to close the canal to navigation in this area.

The Canal and River Trust is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. An update will be issued tomorrow, 18th December.

Appley Bridge

1 comment:

  1. We're moored at Appley Bridge at the moment. There was still an absorbent barrier in place under the bridge this morning and there is still a tar-like smell in the air as you get closer to the locks. I'll comment on here again as soon as it's open to navigation.


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