Clearing up has begun on glass which shattered in high winds at Preston’s grade II listed bus station.Advertisement
Gale force winds ripped through eight panes at stands 28 and 29 at the bus station, forcing security staff to cordon off a section of the building from Sunday afternoon. The county council has now announced it is closing the western side of the building for up to a week.
Linzi O’Donnell, Preston bus station manager, said: “Eight panes of glass were damaged at around lunchtime in Sunday’s high winds. Some of them were blown out and smashed onto the inner concourse, and two were left hanging.
“Our security staff acted quickly to close that side of the bus station and cordon it off for safety in case any further damage was caused. There was some disruption, but we worked with operators to keep all services running and redirect passengers.
“We kept half of one side of the station cordoned off on Monday morning while contractors removed the panes that were left hanging and we’ll be clearing up in the afternoon once we can get safe access to this area.”