Pennine Waterways News

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Wall collapse closes canal in Burnley

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal has been closed in Burnley following the collapse of a retaining wall.

The offside wall has partially collapsed into the canal near Sandygate, in the "Weavers Triangle" area, following heavy rain saturating the ground. This section of canal has been drained by the Canal and River Trust to enable remedial work to take place. The towpath is also closed at this point.

This section of canal is expected to be closed to navigation for around four weeks.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Sandygate, Burnley. Photo: Burnley Express

1 comment:

  1. I saw men in Hi-Vis jackets working on this section on my way home tonight. Hope it doesn't take them long to sort it.


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