FIVE waterway closures this week at start of 'season'

Published: Thursday, 06 April 2023

THE closure yesterday, Wednesday, of Anthony Lock (77) on the Rochdale Canal makes it five waterways closures already this week.

And this just a day before the boating 'season' starts tomorrow on Good Friday, Keith Gudgin reports.

Paddle failure

Once again it is caused by a paddle failure, that all too often means the only working paddle on the lock gates.

The other failures this week are Leeds River Lock and Witley Lock on the Aire & Calder, Winkwell Swing Bridge on the the Grand Union and Ivy House Lift Bridge on the Caldon.