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Caen Hill lock flight in Devizes to remain closed for days
11:52am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
Caen Hill lock flight on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Devizes is likely to remain closed for some days after a hire boat damaged one of the lock gates on Saturday.
The narrowboat got caught on the gate at Lock 40 on Saturday morning and, as the water rushed in to raise the boat up, the gate was lifted out of place, damaging the anchor plate under it.
A spokesman for the Canal and River Trust said: “Because the gate will have to be craned out before the damage can be repaired this is going to take a while to arrange.
“In the meantime the flight will remain closed and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
The trust has been in discussion with the hire boat company involved, which has not been named, over compensation for the damage.
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