26th March 2018
until further notice
18/04/2018 @ 15:49
Our contractors have started to remove the build up of silt. Works are progressing well.
We hope to re-open the canal on Friday 20th April, after 5pm. Should there be any changes to this, we will provide with a further update.
Thank you for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
10/04/2018 @ 15:21
Following a site inspection with our contractors we have been able to devise a solution to the siltation problems in both Lock 26 and 25 East, we’re currently negotiating access agreements with a number of land owners in the area to enable us to mobilise plant and equipment to site. our current aim is that we will be able to start dredging the Locks early next week at which point we’ll be able to provide a further update on likely duration of works.
05/04/2018 @ 15:36
Heavy rainfall and flows into the canal have caused a large amount of silt to be deposited in the lock chambers at Lock 26E and 25E. This silt is now obstructing the operation of the locks. Despite repeated attempts to clear the silt, it is apparent that more substantial work is required to clear the silt before the lock can be reopened and the situation has been made much worse over the weekend with localised flooding believed to have brought more material into the canal.
Due to the location of the lock, access for plant and equipment is limited so we are currently assessing how the work can be done and the likely duration; a further update will be released early next week.
29/03/2018 @ 15:30
Our contractors are on site and they have inspected the lock and there seems to be more slit then they have anticipate, so unfortunately we have had to close the navigation through the lock.We understand that this closure may disrupt your schedule. We are taking every step to fix the problem as soon as possible and we will have a update on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.
29/03/2018 @ 12:08
Our contractors are on site to remove the silt which has built up against the lock gate causing difficulty to operate, as for guidance, we will be putting an assisted passage on the lock until after the Easter weekend where we can then review the issue. If you do require assistance please call T:01484840629
Due to a build-up of silt at lock 26 East the gates cannot be operated and the canal is closed here.
Our teams have been working to remove this silt over the weekend but have unable to clear enough to allow the lock to be operated.
We are now mobilising floating craft and further equipment to allow us to remove the remaining silt we hope to have the further equipment on site tomorrow.
We understand that this closure may disrupt your schedule. We are taking every step to fix the problem as soon as possible and we will keep you updated of our progress tomorrow afternoon.