Norbury Stop Gate and Shelmore Bank Stop Gate, Shropshire Union Canal
From Date: 04/01/2022 08:00
To Date: 31/01/2022 17:00 inclusive
Type: Navigation Restriction
Is the towpath closed? No
Closest waterway: Shropshire Union Canal
Starts at: Norbury Safety Gates (Yard)
Ends at: Shelmore Bank South Stop Gate
Following the recent gate inspections, dive operations will be taking place within the canal channel at Norbury Stop Gate and Shelmore Bank Stop Gate between 26th and 31st January to assist asset condition inspections.
We kindly request boating customers to approach with caution and follow directions from Dive Team Supervisor on site. Please be prepared to wait for a short period of time (no longer than 30 minutes) to allow divers to be removed from the navigation before safely passing this area.
The towpath and navigation will remain open when contractors undertake gate inspections at Norbury Stop Gate and Shelmore Bank Stop Gate between 4th and 17th January. We kindly request boating customers to slow down on approach and be prepared to wait for a short period of time while contractors remove the plant for passages.
Following these inspections, from 24th January to 24th February, the dive team will undertake further inspections at these locations. We also kindly remind boating customers to take extra care when approaching this area; and be prepared to wait for a short while as divers move out of the way for passages.