Now it's FOUR Aire & Calder closures!

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2023

THE failure now of Leeds Lock on the Aire & Calder makes it four lock failures in three weeks.

"The season is just about to start and the system starts falling apart..." tells Keith Gudgin reporting the latest failure on the Aire & Calder Navigation.

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Leeds River Lock in the city (pictured) is another that failed on Monday, it making four in the space of three weeks, surely showing that the much vaunted 'winter maintenance' has failed if four locks were out of use on one waterway.

This time Canal & River Trust state it is 'a suspected technical failure with a gate sensor preventing the lock operating properly'.

The engineers are expected to attend site as soon as practical to investigate and repair.