Stoppages & Restrictions Listings

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Please note: The following events appear in chronological order, not in order that the dates are posted to the website. Therefore the newest listings may not necessarily appear at the top of the list.

Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

River Weir 7, Ledgard

Update on 01/02/2018:

Boats from the nearby boatyard have been advised to slacken ropes and move further along the navigable channel into deeper water.

Can skippers of all craft be aware that there will be boats moored closer to the navigable channel than is normal.

A contractor has been appointed to carry out repairs and is looking to mobilise within the next couple of weeks once water levels return to normal.

ADVICE (10am Tuesday 30 January 2018 until further notice)

CRT have been made aware of some new movement to Ledgard river weir crest which may result in lower than expected water levels above the weir.

It is investigating appropriate repairs, in the meantime please approach with caution.

Intersection of: Lock 1, Broadreach Lock to Lock 1, Broadreach Lock on Wakefield Branch (Aire & Calder Nav) and Lock 11, Ferrybridge Flood Lock to Lock 11, Ferrybridge Flood Lock on Aire & Calder Navigation Main Line

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Friday 9 February 2018 until further notice)

Due to high water levels Broadreach and Ferrybridge Flood Locks have been closed.

Starts At: Lock 2 Gloucester Lock
Ends At: Lock 9 Lincomb Lock

ADVICE (5pm Friday 9 February 2018 until further notice)

River Severn – Gloucester Lock to Lincomb

Boating customers should be aware that on Monday 12th February the new electronic strong stream warning boards will be switched on. Initially they will be subject to accuracy and reliability testing and should not be relied upon for accurate information.

CRT expect this testing phase to last at least two weeks and would welcome feedback from boating customers who notice any anomalies during this period.

Please contact the South Wales & Severn Waterway team using…

Enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

or telephone SWS Enquiries on 01452 318012

Starts At: Lock 19, Old Ford Lock, Eastern Side
Ends At: Bridge 11, Carpenters Road (A115)

RESTRICTION (9am Monday 12 February 2018 until further notice)

Urgent navigation restriction between Old Ford Lock River Lee and bottom Lock Hertford Union due to a pollution incident. Absorbent booms are in place to collect as much oil as possible.

 

Starts At: Lock 15, Osier Bed Lock
Ends At: Bridge 19

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Until Wednesday 28 February 2018)

CRT are undertaking works to improve the surface of the towpath, which is being funded by Buckinghamshire County Council. During this time it is necessary to close off the towpath for access. A possible alternative route is available via Highbridge Road, High Street, Tring Road and Victoria Road and signs are up on site advising of this route.

Bridge 16A, Rowdell Road

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Tuesday 13 February 2018 until further notice)

Due to an ongoing fire the towpath has been closed for public safety from bridge 16a Rodwell Road (GP-007-002) for 120 yards, going north towards Greenford. Please see onsite diversions.

Starts At: Lock 11, Brighouse Top
Ends At: Flood Lock, Wakefield

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (1pm Thursday 15 February 2018 until further notice)

Due to high water levels the flood locks and gates have been closed.

Upper Lode Lock

ADVICE (2.30pm Friday 16 February 2018 until further notice)

The boom on the top of the weir at Upper Lode Lock has come adrift. Please steer well clear of the weir stream and exercise extra caution when approaching this area.

Starts At: Lock 17, Tottenham Lock, Eastern Side
Ends At: Lock 16, Stonebridge Lock, Eastern Side

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (3pm Monday 19 February 2018 until further notice)

Urgent navigation closure due to an earlier pollution incident. The navigation from Stonebridge Lock to Tottenham Lock is closed. This is to avoid further spread of the oil.

The Locks are to be locked closed.

Boats are asked not to navigate to stop the spread of the oil.

The Environment Agency are currently managing the spill.

 

Starts At: Lock No.3
Ends At: Lock No.4
Up Stream Winding Hole: Winding hole at Thurnham Bridge 6
Down Stream Winding Hole: Winding hole at Lock 2 Glasson flight

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 4pm Friday 16 March 2018)

Update on 16/02/2018:

The repairs to the lock gate and cill at Lock 3 were completed successfully and on time.

Unfortunately there is now a residual problem of a build up of excess silt around Lock 4 which has resulted in the navigation having to remain closed.

The silt is currently being tested for contamination and disposal options are being urgently investigated.  The navigation will be re-opened by 16th March.

 

Bridge 28, Grindley Brook Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Above Brindley Brook Lock 1
Down Stream Winding Hole: Thomsons Bridge 20

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 19 February until 4pm Friday 16 March 2018)

Work is already underway to carry out repairs at Locks 4, 5 and 6 and the navigation remains closed until 16th March, in accordance with the published programme.

However, the published repairs to Grindley Brook Bridge 28 are being deferred to next winter to enable more time during this current closure to complete site investigations and design work.

 

Starts At: Lock 7, Bath Bottom Lock
Ends At: Lock 1, Hanham Lock

Update on 20/02/2018:

River flows are falling between Lock 7 and Lock 1 but still higher than normal.

The River Avon is now designated Amber – Caution.

Only navigate if you are experienced and your journey is essential, and take extra care.

Update on 09/02/2018:

River Avon flows are again very high and the reach between Hanham Lock 1 and Bath Bottom Lock 7 is currently designated Red – Danger. Do not navigate.

Update on 06/02/2018:

River flows are falling between Lock 7 and Lock 1 but still higher than normal.

The River Avon is now designated Amber – Caution.

Only navigate if you are experienced and your journey is essential, and take extra care.

Intersection of: Lock 16, Stonebridge Lock, Eastern Side to Lock 16, Stonebridge Lock, Eastern Side on Lee Navigation and Lock 3, Bottom Lock to Lock 3, Bottom Lock on Hertford Union Canal

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (9am Monday 19 February 2018 until further notice)

Urgent navigation closure due to an earlier pollution incident. The navigation from Stonebridge Lock to Hertford Union Bottom Lock is closed. This includes, Tottenham Lock and Old Ford Lock. This is to avoid further spread of the oil.

The Locks are to be locked closed.

Boats are asked not to navigate to stop the spread of the oil within the stoppage area.

The Environment Agency are currently managing the spill.

Lock 2, 2nd Lock Rufford Branch

Update on 21/02/2018:

Repairs to the ground paddle have been successful. Navigation is now fully open.