Leeds & Liverpool breached

ANOTHER culvert has collapsed, this time causing a breach on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

The collapsed culvert was discovered this morning (Wednesday) at Holmes Swing Bridge nearMelling, when a hole appeared draining the water from the canal, Keith Gudgin tells us.

25 miles pound

The 25 miles long pound into Liverpool is now closed, meaning that boaters in the city will be unable to 'escape' until the breach is fixed.

There is not intimation of the scale of the water loss on how long a repair will take,