Navigation Closure: Lock 52, Blackburn, Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Detail

From Date: 23/02/2023 12:30

To Date: 24/02/2023 13:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 57, Bottom Lock

Ends at: Lock 52, Top Lock

Updates

24/02/2023 13:08

We are pleased to advise the incident has been resolved, and booms removed from the canal. 

Navigation can now resume between Lock 57, Bottom Lock and Lock 52, Top Lock on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Description

Please be advised navigation is currently closed between Lock 57, Bottom Lock and Lock 52, Top Lock on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal due to a fire incident on third party adjacent land.

A boom has been placed in the canal to capture any pollution and further water testing is being carried out today.

To ensure the safety of our customers, padlocks have been placed on Lock 57, Bottom Lock and Lock 52, Top Lock to prevent access on to the Blackburn flight.

A further update will be provided tomorrow, Friday 24 February.