Harecastle Tunnel runs dry

Published: Thursday, 26 May 2022

BOATERS who had booked to negotiate Harecastle Tunnel in an afternoon early this week were unlucky.

It had run out of water, owing, Canal & River Trust claim, to 'issues on the summit level', Keith Gudgin reports.

Supply issues

'Due to short-term water supply issues on the summit level of the Trent & Mersey, we've had to temporarily close the Harecastle Tunnel for the remainder of today'.

So all of those with an afternoon booking had to wait until the following morning.

The pound is to the Stoke Locks, but these are known to leak, which was perhaps the cause.