T&M closed between Alrewas and Fradley

Published: Wednesday, 10 April 2019

A BROKEN lock has closed a section of the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Common Lock at the approach to Fradley is out of action due to the top gate breaking out of its mounting, Keith Gudgin reports.


The problem is that it will need a gantry on site to lift the gate out to be able to replace it.

There is no intimation when this will be undertaken, but may get some priority with so many large marinas in the area and the Leicester Section problems mean it is now a very busy waterway.


It has been attempted to reinstall the gate manually but this has not been possible.  A gantry will be on site today (Thursday) to enable the gate to be refitted.