Boat still stuck at Soar bridge

Published: Thursday, 05 March 2020

THE narrowboat that broke loose in the recent storm ending up on a Soar bridge cannot yet be moved.

MountSorrel2The boat is firmly lodged against County Bridge at Barrow-on-Soar and though River Canal Rescue have been out on site today (Thursday) to undertake an initial assessment of the situation, the water level is still too high for removal, Keith Gudgin reports.

Have to wait

This means that the operation will have to wait for the water to further recede to its more normal level.

It advised Canal & River Trust that unfortunately, this will be quite a large scale job with many factors to consider, so as yet cannot give a time scale for removal. (Photograph by RCR.)