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Work underway to repair locks along Northamptonshire canal

The work forms part of a £45 million national project to maintain and repair waterways. Photo: ITV Anglia

Work is underways to repair locks along a stretch of canal in Northamptonshire, part of a major project to maintain the country's waterways.

The Canal & River Trust has today begun replacing gates at three locks between Whilton Locks and Long Buckby Wharf near Daventry.

About 65,000 gallons of water - equivalent to 1000 bath tubs - had to be emptied from the lock at Whilton.

The work is costing £130,000 and is expected to be finished by Christmas.

It forms part of a £45 million project to maintain and repair waterways in England and Wales.

About 65,000 gallons of water had to be emptied from the lock at Whilton. Credit: ITV Anglia

Click below for the full report from ITV Anglia's Olivia Kinsley.