Boat jammed in Preston Brook Tunnel

Published: Saturday, 14 January 2023

A NARROWBOAT that obviously was not narrow enough, was stuck in Preston Brook Tunnel.

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There is no information as to how it became jammed, but according to the Warrington Guardian it needed six fire engines to release it, Mike Daine reports.

Neither is it known how fire engines could be of any help, as eventually the fire people used a boat and equipment to free the boat then drag it out of the north end of the tunnel.

The six fire engines were from Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Frodsham, Powey Lane and Chester.  Photograph by courtesy of Warrington Guardian.

Remains closed

The tunnel remains closed to navigation until Canal & River Trust engineers are satisfied it is safe to reopen.