Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: June 27, 2022
End date: June 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions


Location: Navigation Closure, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Wigan Flight Locks 65 to 85
Starts At: Lock 65, Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 85, Lock 21

Update on 27/06/2022:

We are pleased to advise the boat has been recovered and navigation has resumed at Lock 73, Wigan Flight on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Sunday 26 June 2022 11:30 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure 
Reason: Boat damage


Original message:

Please be advised navigation is currently closed at Lock 73 on the Leeds and Liverpool canal due to a sunken boat in the lock.  

To ensure the safety of our customers, padlocks have been placed on Lock 65 and Lock 85 to prevent access on to the Wigan flight. 

We are waiting for contractors to arrive who will be assisting customer with the recovery.

An update will be provided tomorrow Monday 27 June 2022.