Rochdale Canal Collapse

Rochdale Canal Collapse

29 October 2013

A culvert that runs beneath the Rochdale Canal, between locks 6 and 7 in Mytholmroyd, failed on 28th October leading to a collapse of part of the canal bed in this section of the canal. The canal is closed to navigation, and the towpath is also closed until Canal & River Trust has been able to assess the situation.

CRT is unsure how long the canal will be closed due to the complex nature of the repairs needed. The culvert has a strong flow of water from the stream that it carries, and the site is surrounded by housing making access difficult.  A detailed plan with more definitive information should be available in a couple of weeks.

Passages across the Pennines on the Rochdale Canal will not be possible whilst this stoppage is in place. The canal either side of the stoppage is due to remain open until after Christmas, after which maintenance stoppages are planned.

Full stoppage information on the Rochdale Canal is available at CRT's Waterscape website.

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