By the time it had warmed up enough for me to use the route again on the Friday there were clear signs that an extensive salting had been carried out.
In the exchange of emails that went round I was given the following contact information for the maintenance of the Bridgewater Way:-
By email to - Bridgewatercanal@peel.co.uk
Telephone - 0161 629 8200 between 2pm and 4pm Monday to Friday.
Emergency Telephone - out of office hours 0161 877 3628
Please note only emergency calls will be dealt with on this number.
Write to - The Bridgewater Canal Company Limited, Peel Dome, intu Trafford Centre, TRaffordCITY Manchester M17 8PL, UK
Though I would copy any emails to TfGM's cycling team, so they know what's going on...