The offside wall has partially collapsed into the canal near Sandygate, in the "Weavers Triangle" area, following heavy rain saturating the ground. This section of canal has been drained by the Canal and River Trust to enable remedial work to take place. The towpath is also closed at this point.
This section of canal is expected to be closed to navigation for around four weeks.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Sandygate, Burnley. Photo: Burnley Express