Massive oil spill closes Lea Navigation

Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A MASSIVE oil spill into the Lea Navigation at Tottenham has closed the waterway.

The spill was discovered on Monday and closed the navigation between Tottenham and Stonebridge locks, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Spread further

Then the spill spread further on to the Hertford Union Canal, this now being closed to Bottom Lock.

As yet there is no information on how such a large amount of oil drained into the waterway, but efforts are being made to clear it, with no intimation when it will reopen.