Police have closed off Birley Street in Preston city centre after debris blew from the roof onto the road below.Advertisement
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).
Elsewhere a tree has come down in Haighton Green Lane between Eastway and Grimsargh.
Tree down haighton green lane between Grimsargh and east way fulwood , fire brigade informed @blogpreston @leponline pic.twitter.com/QoKd71uSFa
— Andrew Hodgson (@Hoddy1982) October 16, 2017
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.