Cromwell Lock Stoppage

Issue date: 16th May 2013

Following on from the advice notice concerning the presence of sand bars at points on the River Trent, Canal & River Trust took the decision to close the River Trent at Cromwell Lock from Friday 10th May.
These sand bars arose from the floods of last winter and have recently developed to such an extent that CRT is now unable to guarantee safe passage for boats exiting or entering Cromwell Lock.
Although dredging works were planned to take place later this month at Cromwell, CRT is diverting resources from other works to the lock with the intention of commencing dredging as soon as possible.
Although the speed of resolving this issue is somewhat tide dependant, and exacerbated by low rainfall, CRT is hoping to allow passage through the lock from 18th May.
Enquiries: Newark – 0303 040 4040.  See all stoppages on CRT's website