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Please be advised the canal is closed between bridge 26, and 27 on Macclesfield Canal at Bollington.

Our teams and engineers are currently on site investigating a leak from the canal at bridge 26A. To enable our teams to carry out a detailed investigation we will be installing stop planks at bridge 26, and 27 this afternoon.

A further update will be provided tomorrow 19 June. If you have any immediate questions the regional team can be contacted by selecting North West on 03030 404040.

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24 minutes ago, beerbeerbeerbeerbeer said:

Ain’t that by Clarence Mill where they concreted in a new bed in 2018?2019? 
 

I remember visiting and being impressed by the work going on. 
 

Was it that dodgy RAAC they used

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Update on 19/06/2024:

Our teams have been working yesterday to try and stabilise the significant leak between Bridge 26 and 27 on Macclesfield Canal at Bollington, which has been successful.   We are now in the process of arranging dams to be installed onsite which will enable our engineers to drain the affected section of the canal, to investigate the cause of the leak and organise a method of repair.   Following these investigations, we will be in a better position to provide the timescales of repair.   A further update on investigations will be provided Monday 24th June.

 

I still think it'll be fixed just in time for the Macc to run out of water, Bosley to close and another Marple lock to fall to bits.

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They aren't having a lot of luck really. Do they know that Arthur has got a pet Albatross?

Alton posted a video on Facebook yesterday of the whirlpool in question. It wasn't dissimilar to those that form next to ground paddles on locks. I hope the volumes of water are less than what rushes in to a lock. 

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14 minutes ago, Arthur Marshall said:

 

I still think it'll be fixed just in time for the Macc to run out of water, Bosley to close and another Marple lock to fall to bits.

Right, so the Cheshire Ring has been open for 5days in total this year,Marple opened  last Friday , closed since last August.

Meanwhile I booked a  passage of the Bridgewater Canal, done through C&RT, as part of a, now unlikely, Cheshire Ring holiday and I get a do-not-reply email:

 

"Dear XXXXXX, Just a quick note to say that we are really looking forward to seeing you at Bridgewater Passage on the following date"

 

I  hope I see them at that location (wherever that is) too. There might be some choice words.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Cheshire cat said:

They aren't having a lot of luck really. Do they know that Arthur has got a pet Albatross?

Alton posted a video on Facebook yesterday of the whirlpool in question. It wasn't dissimilar to those that form next to ground paddles on locks. I hope the volumes of water are less than what rushes in to a lock. 

I haven't got the albatross any more. It was an accident, honest.

And I'm on the lower Macc now. I saw all this coming - sometimes being a pessimist is really useful.

 

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5 minutes ago, Mike Tee said:

This has now disappeared from C&RT stoppages website - is it fixed? If so, that was remarkably quick!

I think they're planning on closing it again in winter for a further look but they reckon it'll last till then this time.

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2 hours ago, Mike Tee said:

We've already had one cancelled cruise to Bugsworth this year, so hear's hoping we can make it in August. No big deal if we can't! 

We're going through Harecastle and up the Macc tomorrow, so I hope the leak stays fixed... 😉 

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47 minutes ago, beerbeerbeerbeerbeer said:

Looks like they’ve put the strap through the wheels?

I’d guess easily done reaching over sides of dingy 🤷‍♀️

Yes, through the wheels...20240710_111416.thumb.jpg.e904e142c38369704c6e6a734c956323.jpg

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