Watford Flight still closed

Published: Friday, 26 June 2020

THE Watford Flight on the Leicester Section that was closed two weeks ago is still closed.

WatfordCollapse2The closure was caused by the failure of a gate on Lock 3 that required removing whilst straps are being devised to hold the broken parts together, Keith Gudgin reports.

Not replaced

As can be seen by the photograph, courtesy of CanalWorld Forum, the wood had rotted away, but instead of replacing the gate it is being 'repaired'.

Canal & River Trust advise that it is hoping to return the repaired gate to site week commencing 29th June with a view to re-opening as soon as possible.

Date subject to change

It has been added that this date is subject to change in response to any further complications.