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According to CRT it is not possible to open the bottom gates of the lock because of silt build up.

River Soar
Location: Ratcliffe Lock - River Soar
Starts At: Lock 58 - Ratcliffe Lock
Ends At: Lock 58 - Ratcliffe Lock

Sunday 21 February 2021 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Maintenance


 

Update on 22/02/2021:

 

Due to the recent bad flooding we have experienced, there has been a large amount of silt build up, which is stopping the bottom gates from opening.

Our local team have been on site today, working hard to clear the silt away, however the job is bigger then we had expected. 

We will now need a dredging boat to come down and clear the rest of the silt, to enable us to open the bottom gates again. 

At this moment in time, we do not have a timescale for when the dredging boat will be on site, but as soon as we have more information, we will update the website accordingly. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing. 

 

Original message:

 

One of the bottom gates at Ratcliffe Lock wont close due to an unexpected maintenance issue.  Consequently, the lock is temporarily out of action.  

The local team will be attending site tomorrow and we aim to have the lock working again by the end of the day. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Last September/October a large amount of silt was dredged from above the lock and deposited on the bank in such a way that at the next major flood it would be washed back into the cut!!

 

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