Stoppage at Stenson Lock

photo of barge stuck in Stenson Lockphoto of barge stuck in Stenson Lock

photo of flushing water down
This was the second time within a week that the contractors, Land & Water, had overfilled one of their barges and got it stuck on the cill of the lower gates. They eventually cleared it this time by flushing water in from the top pound (this gets under the stuck barge and lifts it slightly), and pushing with the tug and wiggling it from side to side. Boats in the queue were held up by nearly two hours.

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