Bristol

Capsized narrow boat closes canal near Bath

  • 16 March 2014
  • From the section Bristol
Capsized narrow boat
The boat capsized on Saturday afternoon forcing the closure of the canal

The Kennet and Avon Canal is to remain partially closed near Bath until at least Tuesday after a narrow boat capsized in a lock.

It happened at Lock 11, Abbey View Lock, at about 14:00 GMT on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Canal and River Trust said it had been caused by the boat getting stuck on the cill at the back of the lock as water drained out.

A crane required to lift the boat out will not be on site until Tuesday or Wednesday, the spokesman added.

It means a 600m (650yds) stretch of canal between Bath Bottom Lock to Bath Top lock has been closed to canal traffic.

Nobody was injured in the incident, the spokesman said.

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