Pennine Waterways News

Monday 9 September 2013

Delays as leaks fixed on Huddersfield Narrow

Boaters on the eastern side of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal may face delays this week while work is carried out to stop leaks.

Lock 27e, between Slaithwaite and Marsden is to be closed on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September, as the water levels around it are lowered to allow grouting and pointing to take place.

As part of on-going leak prevention work in this area, Canal and River Trust staff have discovered a series of interlinked leakage paths around the head gate area to lock 27e. The complexity of these leakage paths was unexpected needs water levels to be lowered to carry out essential pointing and grouting work and to install linings to the stone stop plank grooves.

Any enquiries about this stoppage should be made to Canal and River Trust on 03030 404040.

Lock 27e, Huddersfield Narrow Canal

1 comment:

  1. Malcolm & Sue Webster NB Yorky15 September 2013 at 18:21

    Just came over the HNC from Duckinfield to Aspley , Sept 11, with no problems at all until below 3E. Foolishly I had just said to my wife at the top of 3E how this was the first time that we hadn't encountered any dry pounds & that previously we had never had a problem below 3E. I spoke too soon as the level was down about 2ft.
    We risked going to 2E & managed to get down only to be confronted with a grounded boat who had already called CRT emergency.

    The laugh is/was that at 2E you are 'locked' in & can't get out unless you scale very high walls or steel fencing. So you can't go back & 'heaven forbid' let more water down. I have to say that CRT were out pretty quick(Sunday 4pm) & gave us some more water.

    Be warned!


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