Leicester

Leicestershire canal landslide work due to start

Leicester line of Grand Union Canal
Image caption The slippage was caused by heavy rainfall in December

Work to clear the site of a landslide at a Leicestershire canal which has disrupted boat traffic is due to start.

A 60m (195 ft) stretch of the Grand Union Canal north of Foxton is blocked after heavy rainfall in December caused a slippage of earth into the water.

Canal and River Trust engineers will dredge a channel through the centre of the obstructed waterway later.

Neil Owen, of the River Trust, said single lane boat traffic should be able to get through when the work is done.

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