Ure Navigation closed again

Published: Wednesday, 02 August 2023

A BROKEN 'stalk' from a Milby Lock (3) gate has closed the Ure Navigation.

This is the second stoppage in a week with sluice problems on the 26th, Keith Gudgin reports.

This time a 'stalk' has broken from the downstream lock gate making the lock inoperable.

Temporary repair

It will be a temporary repair that will be undertaken to get the lock working again, as it is due to have its gates replaced during the coming winter stoppages as nearing the end of their lives.

The Ure Navigation runs from Oxclose Lock joining the Ripon Canal, to its confluence with Ouse Gill Beck, where it connects to the Ouse.