Leeds & Liverpool lock blockage removed

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2022

DIVERS have removed the blockage from Lock 89 at Wigan, with the navigation reopened.

It was in late February that a blockage on the cill of a lock gate prevented it closing and so closed the navigation, Keith Gudgin reports.

'Significant blockage'

The divers eventually managed to removed the blockage and free the gate, though we are not advised what caused the problem only that it was a 'significant blockage' that was removed.

The navigation was reopened on Monday the 14th.