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Tove Valley Floods - Narrowboat Problems On Grand Union Canal

Author: James Rudd Published: 22nd November 2012 11:01

Narrowboat supposed to be on Grand Union Canal in a field near Stoke BruerneNarrowboat supposed to be on Grand Union Canal in a field near Stoke Bruerne taken from A508 looking towards moorings at the bottom of Stoke Bruerne flight of locks near to where Tove River joins

Flooding continues throughout Northamptonshire after BBC News visited the villages of Wappenham and Tiffield with roads around Greens Norton also causing problems last night. Luckily Thursday dawned bright but more rain is forecast for tonight.

The River Tove that runs through Towcester and past Stoke Park Pavillions was in full flood, with narrow boats on the Grand Union Canal between Stoke Bruerne and Grafton Regis appearing to be in the fields.

From a distance the A508 the main road between Northampton and Milton Keynes seems to be a causeway across flooded fields and a swollen river not to mention a canal brimming with water.

Update at 5:30 pm on Thursday both Stoke Bruerne and Cosgrove flights of locks have been closed to canal traffic until further notice. 

Canal world reported "Thursday 22 November 2012 until further notice Due to heavy rain and extreme weather condition the Stoke Bruerne Lock flight is closed until further notice.

Enquiries: 0303 0404040"

Editor's Note at 18:28 on Thursday 22nd November 2012 - AboutMyArea/NN12 is getting quite a lot of views from aggregators on Canalworld and Waterwaysworld - with many Narrowboat owners and canal users expressing concern.

The pictures in this article were taken around 11 am this morning. I have posted higher resolution images on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/towcesternews/sets/72157632072136209/

I hope this will allay fears. I took the photos from A508 by the private road sign opposite the business park, I did pop down the towpath too from A508 towards the footbridge at the bottom lock..

Flooding in the Tove Valley, foreground A508, distance Grand Union CanalFlooding in the Tove Valley, foreground A508, distance Grand Union Canal

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James Rudd
At 13:24 on 26th November 2012, James Rudd responded:
Received this comment:

Hi i was on my boat opposite this and the boats were all on there moorings but it was about 3ft above the river tove boat was not in the field just badly flooded

Note: article says appearing to be in the fields

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