Broken lock causes canal closure

Published: Thursday, 03 December 2020

THE Hertford Union Canal is closed owing to a lock failure.

Middle Lock (2) failed yesterday, Wednesday, and has been chained up due to water levels and limited winding, Keith Gudgin reports.

Not to navigate

Boaters are being advised by Canal & River Trust not to navigate along the Hertford Union whilst the lock is out of action.

Staff are expected to be on site today to assess the situation.


Blockage now cleared and navigation has been re-opened.