Rochdale closed yet again

Published: Thursday, 24 August 2017

FOR the seventh time this year the Rochdale Canal is closed, this time at Todmorden.

Canal & River Trust have closed the waterway at Lock 19 at Todmorden, caused by a broken lock, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Broke yesterday

This broke yesterday, Wednesday, owing, it is stated, to a mechanical fault. with navigation still not open today, though it will be inspected.

The Rochdale Canal has been closed on the 27th January, 2nd March, 13th March, 14th April, 24th May and 20th July this year, none of them part of regular maintenance.


The waterways was opened this morning, Friday.