Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Start date: September 16, 2021

Est. end if know: September 25, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Stourport to Lock 6 Kidderminster Lock
Starts At: York Street Pipe Bridge
Ends At: Lock 6 Kidderminster Lock

Update on 23/09/2021:

We are pleased to advise that there were no fish in distress reports and this restriction can now be removed. Please continue to proceed with care.

RESTRICTION (until further notice)

Due to low oxygen levels between Stourport and Kidderminster, caused by pollution from last week’s major fire, we’re asking boats to travel with extra caution through this area. 

Thank you for your patience with this and the temporary closure while we cleared up; it made all the difference in avoiding serious harm to local wildlife.

We kindly advise boats to spread out to pass in 10-minute intervals and take particular care around any booms still in place. Our teams continue to monitor the oxygen levels, and if they do drop significantly, we might have to temporarily close the canal again. Thank you for your cooperation.