Calder & Hebble closed for 12 months

Published: Wednesday, 19 February 2020

THE Canal & River Trust tell that the Calder & Hebble Navigation will be closed for 12 months!

Damage to the Figure of Three locks on the navigation by Storm Ciara that swept across the country on Sunday 10th February will close the navigation, Keith Gudgin reports.

Figure OfThreeClosed for foreseeable future

The Trust states 'As a result of damage caused by Storm Ciara, Figure of Three locks will be closed for the foreseeable future'.

It goes on to state that its teams are working to fully asses the damage and are designing a programme of works to bring the locks back into operation.

Shock news

Then comes the shock news that our initial estimates are this may take up to a period of 12 months.

There are no details, as is now usual, of the damage caused to the locks or what is needed to put them back in working order, just the words 'Structure failure'.

No access

This closure means that there will be no access between either the Rochdale or Huddersfield canals and the Aire & Calder, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation or the Trent for a year.