Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Lock 9 East, Isis Lock


From Date: 11/07/2018 15:00

To Date: 27/07/2018 17:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Starts at: Lock 9 East, Isis Lock

Ends at: Lock 9 East, Isis Lock


27/07/2018 16:53

Our contractors will be completing the works this afternoon and the canal will be back open after 5pm today.

Please note. Restrictions are still in place between locks 1 East & 8 East for further details please follow this link.

20/07/2018 18:47

Work is continuing to repair Lock 9 East. The canal will be opened as soon as the repair is completed, which we expect to be by Friday 27th July at the latest.

16/07/2018 11:47

Following the recent inspection of Lock 9 East,our engineers have now have formulated a repair.

This will be implemented from the week beginning 16th July. We will provide a further update by Friday 20th July

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


During planned works to repair some voiding at Lock 9 East, our contractor has identified that the voids are much larger than previously thought and both the lock structure and the towpath are undermined and at risk. 

As such, the lock cannot be operated without risk to the structural stability, and the towpath is not currently safe to use.  Therefore both the towpath and the lock have been closed until a repair can be completed. 

Our Engineers will inspect the site first thing tomorrow (Thursday) morning and will instruct works to repair the voids as swiftly as possible. We will provide a further update by Friday 13th July.