Practical Boat Owner - - Regional News -

Re­pairs to the Middlewich Branch on the Shrop­shire Union Canal should be com­pleted by Christ­mas.

A 12m deep hole was left in the canal bank in March af­ter a mem­ber of the pub­lic left open the pad­dle gates on the locks, which al­lowed too much wa­ter into the canal. The canal over­flowed, wash­ing away a sec­tion of the em­bank­ment.

Con­trac­tors, on be­half of the Canal & River Trust, have in­stalled dams and re­moved stranded boats and de­bris, and an ac­cess route along the canal bed has now been con­structed to al­low the phys­i­cal re­pair work to be­gin.

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