Alasdair Kirkpatrick
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Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal repairs 'tourism blow'

5 March 2014 Last updated at 19:46 GMT

The closure of part of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal due to £1m storm damage will be a "major blow" to the start of the tourist season, it has been claimed.

Alasdair Kirkpatrick, who runs Brecon Park Boats, says he has had to cancel 50 bookings and could loose up to £90,000.

Torrential rain has caused a 400ft (125m) stretch of the 200-year-old embankment to collapse between Govilon and Llanfoist.

Glandŵr Cymru, The Canal and River Trust in Wales, is working to repair the damage and hopes to reopen the stretch by the end of April.

Paul Heaney reports.

Canal storm damage repairs cost £1m