Stoppages & Restrictions Listings

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For Canal & River Trust: canalrivertrust.org.uk>>

Winter stoppages 2019-2020: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/report/winter-notices.pdf

CRT Enquiries: 03030 404040 unless indicated otherwise

For River Thames: www.gov.uk/river-thames-conditions-closures-restrictions-and-lock-closures.

For River Great Ouse: please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Great Ouse Waterways team

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For Bridgewater Canal Company: bridgewatercanal.co.uk>>


 

Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

Shropshire Union Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge
Starts At: Bridge 79, Moss Hall
Ends At: Bridge 82, Coole Lane

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (1pm Friday 15 January 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised, due to a breach at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge, navigation is closed between Bridge 79, Moss Hall and Bridge 82, Coole Lane on the Shropshire Union Canal.
Our engineer is onsite and stop planks are being installed at Bridge 80 to enable our team to apply clay to the affected area.
A further update will be provided this afternoon.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

River Kennet
Starts At: Lock 94, Woolhampton Lock
Ends At: Bridge 29, Froud’s Bridge

ADVICE (11.15am Friday 15 January 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised that river levels have fallen sufficiently to allow navigation from Lock 94 Woolhampton Lock to Bridge 29 Froud’s Bridge.

This area is currently designated:

Yellow (falling)

Proceed with caution

CAUTION STREAM DECREASING

We advise users of all unpowered boats not to navigate and users of powered boats to navigate with caution.

ADVICE (Friday 15 January 2021 until further notice)

We are once again currently experiencing high levels of rainfall across the region.

Over the next few days it may become necessary to increase and maximise the discharge of flood water at the Denver Complex to lower the flood risk to communities living by our navigable rivers.

In order to do this we may have to lower river levels at times to create additional capacity to accommodate flood waters travelling down the river system.

Please be aware that this could result in larger, deeper drafted boats grounding in some locations. Please ensure that you check your vessel regularly and allow enough slack in your vessel mooring lines to accommodate fluctuating water levels. You are also reminded that you should only be navigating on the river in line with the current Government Coronavirus restrictions and latest
travel advice.

To find out more about river levels and to sign up to Flood Warnings Direct to receive River Advice for Boater updates, please call our Customer Contact Centre on 03708 506 506. Or call our 24 hour Floodline service on 0345 988 1188.

For further information, please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Great Ouse Waterways team

Trent & Mersey Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 6, Stenson Lock
Ends At: Lock 5, Swarkestone Lock

ADVICE (Friday 15 January 2021)

Due to the essential maintenance works taking place at Deepdale Bridge 17, on the T&M Canal we will need to drop the water levels by the maximum of 4 inches tomorrow.
Boaters are advised to proceed with care if travelling for essential reasons and to follow any advice given on site.

Lancaster Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 68, Bell’s Bridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (12.15pm Friday 15 January 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is currently closed at Bridge 68, Bell’s Bridge on the Lancaster Canal due to a vehicle strike.
Our teams are currently organising an emergency road closure with the local authority, which will allow our team to safely remove the unstable sections of the bridge.
An update will be provided Monday, 18 January.

River Severn Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 2 Gloucester Lock
Ends At: Lock 6 Diglis (Large)

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (3.45pm Thursday 14 January 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised that due to high water levels the River Severn navigation is now closed from Gloucester Lock to Diglis Lock and is currently on a Red warning.

CAUTION STRONG STREAM

We advise users of all boats not to navigate because the strong flows make it difficult and dangerous (Locks may be closed)

River Nene

Stoppages & Restrictions

Titchmarsh Lock Guillotine

ADVICE (Friday 15 January 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised that owing to electro-mechanical issues the guillotine has been put to hand wheel.

For further information, please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Waterways team in the Lincolnshire & Northamptonshire Area.

 

 

River Trent

Stoppages & Restrictions

Newark Basin Flood Gates

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (Friday 15 January 2021 until further notice)

CAUTION STRONG STREAM

Newark Flood gates have been closed. We advise users of all boats not to navigate because the strong flows make it difficult and dangerous (Locks may be closed)

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Oil Pollution Incident – Lock 1E to Lock 8E
Starts At: Lock 1 East, Stanley Dawson Lock
Ends At: Lock 8 East, Roller Lock

Update on 14/01/2021:

The navigation is still closed from Lock 1E to Lock 8E.

The majority of the oil spill has been soaked up by the booms that we have put in place. The absorbent pads were changed before Christmas and we hope the remaining oil with be soaked up by the fresh pads.

The team are closely monitoring the oil spill and once satisfied that the oil spill has been completely removed/soaked up then the navigation will be able to reopen.

We will update this notice when we receive further information.

 

 

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Towpath between Richard Street and Rocky Lane Bridge, Aston
Starts At: Waterlinks Bridge (Richard Street)
Ends At: Rocky Lane Bridge, Aston

TOWPATH CLOSURE (10am Thursday 14 January 2021 until further notice)

Towpath between Richard Street and Rocky Lane Bridge, Aston is closed due to an unsafe wall. We will provide further updates once our teams have assessed the situation.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

River Section at Alrewas
Starts At: Lock 12, Alrewas Lock
Ends At: Lock 11, Wychnor Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Below Wychnor Lock
Down Stream Winding Hole: Below Bagnall Lock

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (9am Thursday 14 January 2021 until further notice)

The river section at Alrewas is now in flood and the navigation is closed. We will provide update when situation changes.

Grand Union Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Navigation Closure, High Water Levels
Starts At: Lock 101A, Thames Lock (House side)
Ends At: Lock 97, Hanwell Flight

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (12.15pm Thursday 14 January until 8am Friday 15 January 2021)

Please be advised that the navigation is closed between Thames Lock 101 and the Hanwell Flight Lock 97 due to high water levels and strong flows.

Lancaster Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Carnforth Services

Update on 14/01/2021:

Please be advised the toilet facilities at Carnforth Services remain closed due to vandalism.

Replacement parts have been put on order with our contractors.

An update on progress will be provided Monday 18 January.

ADVICE (10.45am Thursday 14 January 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised the toilet facilities at Carnforth Services are currently out of use due to vandalism. All other facilities are still in use.
Contractors have been informed and we anticipate their attendance on site tomorrow.

Upper Trent

Stoppages & Restrictions

Cranfleet Flood Gates

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8pm Tuesday 12 January 2021 until further notice)

Cranfleet Flood Gates have been closed due to the Upper Trent’s rising water levels. Boaters are advised not to travel along this section of the Trent until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience which may be caused.