Leeds & Liverpool breach will be a long job

Published: Saturday, 06 November 2021

THOUGH it is three weeks since the breach on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal occurred, access has only just been acquired.

Preparation work can begin

This access between bridges 109 and 110 at Rishton means that preparation work can begin, Keith Gudgin reports

But there is still a trackway that is reqired to be laid that the trust states will take place 'over the next coming weeks', perhaps signifying that there is no hurry.

The good news however is that Barrowford Locks reopened earlier this week by pumping water from Knuzden Brook with the trust stating it 'was able to raise the levels on the 6 mile stretch from Rishton to Blackburn to allow assisted passage through Blackburn Locks to all boats that wished to leave the affected section of the canal'.

Kennet & Avon breach

As to the breach on the Kennet & Avon between locks 102 and 103 at Reading that occurred on Saturday 30th October, no further information other than that the trust is working seven days a week.