Navigation Closure: Bridge 30, Furness Vale, Peak Forest Canal

Detail

From Date: 19/12/2022 16:15

To Date: 22/12/2022 14:15 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Peak Forest Canal

Starts at: Bridge 30, Carrs Swingbridge

Ends at: Bridge 31

Updates

22/12/2022 15:26

We are pleased to advise our methods in clearing the pollution have been successful between Bridge 30, Carrs Swing Bridge and Bridge 31 on the Peak Forest Canal at Furness Vale

We have been able to remove the diesel, the canal is free from pollution and navigation can now resume.

21/12/2022 16:53

Please be advised navigation remains closed between Bridge 30, Carrs Swing Bridge and Bridge 31 on the Peak Forest Canal at Furness Vale whilst our teams continue to clean the polluted area, working closely with the Environment Agency.

In addition to the booms and pads placed within the canal to contain the pollution, we have been using a wildlife and environmentally friendly product to absorb and lock away the diesel. Whilst the majority of the diesel has now been cleared, there is an area of ice in the centre of the canal which is difficult to access and requires further work.

Our teams will be back on site tomorrow to continue works.

A further update will be provided tomorrow, Thursday 22 December.

20/12/2022 16:49

Please be advised navigation is closed and the booms remain in place between Bridge 30, Carrs Swing Bridge and Bridge 31 on the Peak Forest Canal at Furness Vale whilst our teams continue to work closely with the Environment Agency and clean the polluted area.

A further update will be provided Wednesday 21 December.

Description

Please be advised due to a pollution incident, navigation is closed between Bridge 30, Carrs Swing Bridge and Bridge 31 on the Peak Forest Canal at Furness Vale. Booms have been placed across the canal to restrict any movement from the spill. 

Whilst unsightly, the pollution is not impacting on the environment and we continue to work closely with the Environment Agency. Our teams will continue to monitor the area whilst a clean up is being organised.

An update will be provided tomorrow, Tuesday 20 December.