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We came in to the office this morning to news of a collapse on the Middlewich Branch. Part of the embankment at the aqueduct near Church Minshull has fallen away leaving boats stranded and the canal either side close to dry.

Canal and River Trust have advised that between Lock 2, Stanthorne Lock and Lock 1, Wardle Lock the navigation is closed until further notice. This has been put in place from 8am this morning (Friday 16th March 2018) The official notice can be found here.

The Middlewich Guardian has also covered the story as there main news item this morning. This can be found here.