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Part of a roof crashes into Preston city centre street

Posted on - 16th October, 2017 - 5:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Preston weather
Scene in Birley Street Pic: Multimedia Man
Scene in Birley Street Pic: Multimedia Man

Police have closed off Birley Street in Preston city centre after debris blew from the roof onto the road below.

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Strong winds are blowing into Preston as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia lashes the city.

The wooden slats and part of the roof above Slaters Menswear within the Crystal House complex crashed into the street.

The incident took place shortly before 5pm on Monday (16 October).

This is what has blown off the roof Pic: Multimedia Man
This is what has blown off the roof Pic: Multimedia Man

Elsewhere a tree has come down in Haighton Green Lane between Eastway and Grimsargh.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place from 12noon on Monday (16 October) through to lunchtime on Tuesday (17 October) warning of gusts of up to 65mph.

Throughout Monday the city has seen a red sun and the morning began with a very grey and dull sky.

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