Jammed lock closes Soar

Published: Wednesday, 25 November 2020

THE Soar is closed at Radcliffe Lock.

The reason is that one of its pair of gates jammed yesterday, Tuesday, and cannot be moved, Keith Gudgin reports.

Could not open gate

Boaters discovered they could not open one of its gates and it was reported to Canal & River Trust, with the problem being investigated today.

There is no explanation for the reason for the gates suddenly jamming, but should be forthcoming.

Radcliffe is the first lock on the river from its junction with the Trent.


The lock gates were attended to and the navigation is now open.