More closures but some quickly reopened

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2023

THE North Stratford is closed with its Shirley Drawbridge out of action.

This is followed by the Weaver Navigation being closed with the failure of Vale Royal Large Lock due to a fault with the bridge. A method of repair is being investigated.

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal 'leak' between Lock 12E and 13E means the canal is closed from Lock 1E to Lock 13E, to try to preserve as much water as we can in this section and protect the wildlife.

The good news

The good news is that some stoppages have been quickly repaired, with the Erewash reopened, Brimslade Lock and Hampstead Lock on the Kennet & Avon both now open and the Ripon Canal reopened too.