Past Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

Intersection of: Sutton Road Bridge to Sutton Road Bridge on Rushall Canal and Latham Bridge to Latham Bridge on Daw End Canal

ADVICE (8am Friday 27 July 2018 until further notice)

CRT have received a report of a potential blue green algae bloom at the above location, please take care and keep pets out of the water.

Starts At: Lock 34
Ends At: Lock 46

Update on 23/07/2018:

CRT teams have successfully carried out the repairs at Lock 45 and have improved the seal on the gate. The canal will be back open at 9am but the water restrictions will still be in place as below: The canal will be locked at Locks 34 and 44. The first locks each evening will be put on at 4pm and our teams will work with boaters in summit sections after that time to ensure their passage out. Moorings are available immediately below these locks for people arriving after 4 or during one of the closed days. The canal will be reopened at 9am on open days. These restrictions are necessary so that we can endeavour to maintain navigation for the rest of the season. We will continue to monitor the water resource position and update as necessary. If you want to know more about this issue or the canal generally please contact our office at Red Bull on 0303 040 4040

Original message:

Our operations team have discovered significant distortion in the lock gates at lock 45 on the Rochdale canal. This is preventing our customers from operating the lock and causing a severe loss of water from the upstream pound.

Our team are attempting to repair the lock gates and will continue to do this over the weekend.  However, if these repairs are not successful, the Rochdale summit will have to remain closed to enable a full stoppage repair to be completed.

The canal is closed between locks 34 & 46. We will provide a further update on Monday.

Hurleston Reservoir

ADVICE (10am Friday 13 July 2018 until further notice)

A suspected bloom of blue-green algae in this water has been reported.

Swallowing the water or algal scum can cause stomach upsets or more serious health effects.

Contact with the water or with algal scum can cause skin or eye problems.

It is a sensible precaution for you, your children and your animals to avoid contact with the scum and the water close to it.

Please note the location of the suspected algal bloom may change as a result of wind and water movement.