Shropshire Union Canal

Start date: November 29, 2021
End date: December 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Bridge 132A, Backford Railway
Ends At: Bridge 135B, M56

Update on 29/11/2021:

Our contractors have been to site and assessed the damage caused following Storm Arwen. They are working through a number of fallen trees across the region on a priority basis to allow us to reopen navigation as quickly as possible. Whilst works are being planned, the towpath and navigation will remain closed between Bridge 132A, Backford Railway, and Bridge 135B, M56, on the Shropshire Union Canal.

A further update will be provided on Wednesday, 1 December.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10am Sunday 28 November 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised the towpath and navigation is closed between Bridge 132A, Backford Railway, and Bridge 135B, M56, on the Shropshire Union Canal due to several windblown trees following Storm Arwen. 

Contractors have been informed, however due to the number of fallen trees across the network we are unable to provide a timeframe as to when they will be on site to remove the obstructions.

An update will be provided tomorrow, Monday 29 November.