Emergency dams for the Great Western Canal

The empty Grand Western Canal
The empty Grand Western Canal Credit: ITV Westcountry

Workers are installing emergency dams along the Great Western Canal after thousands of tonnes of water leaked into neighbouring fields. ITV West Country has a full report on why the embankment of the canal collapsed near Tiverton.

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