Rock­fall blocks Springs Branch

Canal Boat - - News - CB

IN AN­OTHER IN­CI­DENT af­ter the main flood­ing, the Springs Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal was blocked by sev­eral tons of fallen rock.

The rock fell into the canal from the mound which sup­ports Skip­ton Cas­tle and the Canal & River Trust is in com­mu­ni­ca­tion with its own­ers (who are re­spon­si­ble for the land where the slip oc­curred).

Al­though the clo­sure doesn’t af­fect the main line of the canal, the Branch is used by a pop­u­lar trip-boat op­er­a­tion. For­tu­nately no-one was in­jured by the fall, and no boats are trapped on the wrong side of it. As went to press CRT didn’t have a timescale for re­pairs.

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