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Ashton canal closed due to fire

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Due to a fire in industrial units the Ashton is shut....as it’s not the best place to overnight if it’s on your route you might like to think about waiting somewhere else. 

 

Notice Alert

Ashton Canal
Starts At: Lock 18
Ends At: Bridge 28, Margaret St Bridge

Thursday 8 August 2019 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure 
Reason: Police Incident


 

Original message:

 

Due to an ongoing incident on the Ashton canal, above lock 18 – in the Guide bridge to Oxford road East area. 

The canal is closed between Lock 18 and Bridge 28 until further notice due to an ongoing fire service incident, adjacent to the canal.

 

 

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/15867/ashton-canal-lock-18-in-the-guide-bridge-to-oxford-road-area

You can find all notices at the url below:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices


 

Edited by frangar

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So , the canal isn't closed today, but will be tomorrow?Going by the date in the header.The fire started yesterday and is still burning well. Not sure if the Fire Brigade are using canal water originating from Toddbrook reservoir  to  fight the fire.

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30 minutes ago, billh said:

So , the canal isn't closed today, but will be tomorrow?Going by the date in the header.The fire started yesterday and is still burning well. Not sure if the Fire Brigade are using canal water originating from Toddbrook reservoir  to  fight the fire.

Ha! Well noticed! I think it’s shut now....apparently there’s a danger it might all fall in the canal. 

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According to ABC at Anderton the canal there is still closed, so the Cheshire Ring isn't doable at the moment...

Edited by IanD

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15 minutes ago, IanD said:

According to ABC at Anderton the canal there is still closed, so the Cheshire Ring isn't doable at the moment...

I thought I had a stoppage notice to say it was open again 

 

edited to add 

 

this says it should have reopened on Saturday 

 

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/15867-ashton-canal-lock-18-in-the-guide-bridge-to-oxford-road-area

Edited by frangar

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I saw that, but ABC said today it was still closed. Maybe their info is out of date?

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1 minute ago, IanD said:

I saw that, but ABC said today it was still closed. Maybe their info is out of date?

Might be worth checking direct with CRT. 

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So long as it's open by September I don't care, but I thought other people might... 😉

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Just now, IanD said:

So long as it's open by September I don't care, but I thought other people might... 😉

I’ll tweet them tomorrow to see what they say....I wish they would post when stuff is definitely open 

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4 minutes ago, frangar said:

I’ll tweet them tomorrow to see what they say....I wish they would post when stuff is definitely open 

Cant see anything on the stoppage list for it

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6 minutes ago, ditchcrawler said:

Cant see anything on the stoppage list for it

I can find the historic one but nothing else. Poss best check. 

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Our moorings are a few hundred yards from the fire incident, boats have been passing since Friday tea time and all weekend so, the canal is open.There  was a floating boom near the building to collect any pollution in the canal, that must have been removed. The mill complex has been destroyed and is still smouldering, a sad end to an iconic symbol  of Ashton's industrial past.

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