Canal News – Dec 8 Worcester & Birmingham Canal & Trent & Mersey Canal

Canal News – Dec 8

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Wast Hill Tunnel – Worcester & Birmingham

Friday 9 December 2011 – Friday 9 December 2011
The Fire Brigade are undertaking a fire and tunnel evacuation exercise on Wast Hill Tunnel. The exercise will test the Brigades response to a fire on a stranded boat and will include the rescue of persons and the recovery of a vessel.  The tunnel will be closed during the exercise.  Customers are advised to moor away from the tunnel portals until the tunnel is re-opened.  Please note as part of the exercise smoke will be introduced into the tunnel and this will take time to clear.

This will take place from 9.00am to 14.30 hrs

We apologise for the late notice of closure of the tunnel and the inconvenience that this may cause.

Enquiries: 01452 318000

Trent & Mersey Canal

Lock 75

Monday 5 December 2011 – Friday 9 December 2011
UPDATE (06 December 2011): Initial investigations have resulted in more substantial remedial work being identified in the lock area.  As a result of this, the stoppage will be extended until Friday 16th December 2011.

Please note that from Monday 12th December 2011 the length affected will be from Croxton Aqueduct to the top of Lock 73.

British Waterways apologises for any inconvenience caused by the extension of this stoppage


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