Stunning photo shows why two tunnels on a popular 14-mile rail trail from Harborough to Northampton had to be shut down at the weekend

The huge razor-sharp icicles posed a danger to cyclists, runners and dog walkers

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 10:43 am
This stunning picture inside the tunnel was taken by Sean Goodhart, who you can find [email protected]

Razor-sharp icicles forced two tunnels on a popular 14-mile rail trail from Market Harborough to Northampton to be shut down at the weekend.

Looking more like a bone-chilling scene from the North Pole, the huge spears of ice hung down from tunnel rooves on the Brampton Valley Way.

And they posed a danger to cyclists, runners and dog walkers enjoying the trail based on the old Market Harborough-Northampton railway line.

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Tunnels were closed by Northamptonshire County Council at Great Oxendon and Kelmarsh in a bid to protect people as diversions were set up.

“As predicted, they are starting to fall now, and at the north entrance many have left a thick blanket of ice on the surface,” said the council.

“Once they have all fallen we can reopen the tunnels for everyone.”

The stunning picture inside the tunnel was taken by Sean Goodhart, who you can find at [email protected]