Overnight closures on the Trent & Mersey

Published: Friday, 03 August 2018

THE Trent & Mersey Canal now has closures around the locks in Middlewich 'seven days a week until further notice'.

The flight in the town is included in the stoppage that stretches from Crow's Nest Lock (67) at the bottom of Heartbreak Hill to Big Lock (75) out of Middlewich, with overnight closures from 6pm to 8am.

Followed by complete closure

This has occurred in the past on other navigations, quickly followed by complete closure.

In telling of this, our Keith Gudgin remarked that this appears to be the modus operandi to getting flights locked for the season!  And wondering how long before they will be 'ashed up' like many others are now to prevent any use by boaters.

The reason given is lack of water from the Middlewich Branch, that is breached and therefore not allowing a supply as no pumping has been installed.