|The dammed off and drained stretch of the canal|
Two weeks ago a leak was discovered on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal just before it joins the Maine Line and right in the centre of the city. Not just a little leak but one into a railway service tunnel which had the potential to flood New Street Station!
|Draining the canal revealed just what a selection of junk finds its way there|
|Digging down through the silt to expose the clay bed|
But fortunately the source of the leak has just been found and today workers began the messy job of digging down through the silt to uncover the clay lined bed of the canal and re-seal it. All being well, it should re-open middle of next week.