Broken paddle empties pound

Published: Friday, 04 September 2020

 THE Huddersfield Narrow is closed again, by one broken paddle!

Lock20ECanal & River Trust tell that this broken paddle is emptying the pound between locks 19E and 20E on the waterway at Slaithwaite, Keith Gudgin reports.

Leaking badly

Adding that if one broken paddle empties a pound, something must be leaking badly to allow that to happen.

Such are the stoppages on the northern canals of the Leeds & Liverpool, Rochdale and Huddersfield Narrow that the Trust now has a team on hand to attend to them as the occur, so there is every chance of it being repaired later today.

Wait until it breaks

All part of the 'wait until it breaks then mend it' attitude to save spending on maintenance.