Now it's seven closures this week—and counting

Published: Thursday, 10 June 2021

ANOTHER two closures this week seems like the trust is going for a record!

Though the one at Dashwood Lock on the Oxford Canal has been repaired, Canal & River Trust report two more closures.

Structural failure

King's Lock (3) on the Wakefield Branch of the Aire & Calder has today (Wednesday) been discovered to have a possible 'structural failure' to one of the collar fixings securing a lock gate to the bank.

So its now a matter of the team making an inspection and deciding what's to be done.  In the meantime the lock is closed to navigation.

L&L suffers two stoppages

The poor Leeds & Liverpool Canal suffers it's second stoppage this week as futher to its swing bridge stoppage comes the 'structural failure' of Lock 5 on the Bank Newton flight, closing the waterway with a heel post failure.

So that's seven failures with the one bit of good news about Dashwood Lock on the Oxford Canal.