The barge has now been towed back to the canal basin. It was taking on water quite quickly so it was dragged onto a slipway to stop it sinking any further where the holes were discovered.
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The evening will stay cloudy with drizzle and fog in hilly areas.
There will be early evening sunshine with a few patches of rain later on.
The Avon fire service has moved its headquarters from Bristol to share Avon and Somerset Police's Portishead base.