Now the Shroppie closed and boaters get the blame

Published: Friday, 01 June 2018

AUDLEM Flight on the Shropshire Union Canal was closed yesterday after a problem with a cill, and will be closed until further notice.

Once again it is boaters who get the blame with Canal & River Trust maintaining that it was the 'consequence of a boat damaging and displacing' part of the cill'.

Audlem FlightEngineering assessments

However we are told that a 'variety of engineering assessments and processes need to be put in place to enable the local team to complete this task safely', meaning that the Shroppie will remain closed until the work can be undertaken, and there is no intimation when that will be.

Once again it looks like being a waiting game.