Admit leaking gate emptied pound

Published: Friday, 15 October 2021

WITH a paddle left open on a Huddersfield Narrow lock Canal & River Trust admit it was the leaking gates that caused an half emptied pound above.

Prevented navigation

It  was the towpath side head paddle that had been left open on Ramsden Lock (14E) and the leakage through the tail gates  half emptied the pound above preventing navigation yesterday, Thursday.

Once alerted, the trust team closed the paddle but it being a fairly large pound that had been drained told that it would take  significant resources to refill.

This means part of the canal will be starved of feed and will also begin to drop causing delay.