Stanthorne Lock to Wardle Lock

Notice Details
From Date:
16th March 2018 at 08:00
To Date:
until further notice
Navigation Closure
Structure failure
Is Towpath Closed?
Notice updates:
21/03/2018 @ 16:26

21/03/18 - Update

Please see the amendment to the closest upstream winding hole - apologies for the original error in information

Check out our twitter feed @CRTNWalesBorder and dedicated webpage for more information


As a consequence of an embankment failure the navigation and towpath is closed until further notice.

Further updates and information to follow once our engineers have had the opportunity to fully assess the situation.

19/03/18 - Update

Engineers and Customer Operations Teams have spent the last few days assessing the breach and prioritising works to be carried out including undertaking a fish rescue and tree assessment

The next steps include putting a portadam in place this week, downstream of the breach which will then enable water to be pumped from the Trent & Mersey Canal into the Middlewich Branch allowing boats in the affected section to be in water

The navigation will still be closed to other boats as passage cannot be gained through Stanthorne Lock

Check out our twitter page @CRTNWalesBorder for more regular updates

Thank you for your patience whilst we work hard to fix this

Middlewich Branch (Shrop Union Canal)
Starts At:
Lock 2, Stanthorne Lock
Ends At:
Lock 1, Wardle Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole:
Between Hollingshead Bridge B16 and Weaver's Bank Bridge B18
Down Stream Winding Hole:
Middlewich Junction
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