River Soar

Start date: December 6, 2021
End date: December 11, 2021
Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 44 – Belgrave Lock
Ends At: Lock 45 – Birstall Lock

Update on 10/12/2021:

We have been in touch with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue who have confirmed that the incident is completed and there are no longer any related concerns in the area so it is safe to return to normal. 

ADVICE (10.30pm Saturday 4 December 2021 until further notice)

We have been contacted by Leicestershire Fire & Rescue who are dealing with a large building fire on Wesley Street in Leicester, this is close to the River Soar between Belgrave and Birstall Locks.  

The fire service expect the fire to be ongoing for several days and water from the River Soar is being used to fight the fire. 

At this time they have advised people to avoid the area if possible and keep windows and doors closed. We will update of any changes if we receive any further information.