Road cordoned off after cladding ripped from store

Road cordoned off after cladding ripped from store

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A ROAD in Southport town centre was cordoned off by emergency services last week after strong winds caused cladding above a store to dangle above the pathway.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue and Merseyside Police were called to Tulketh Street at around 2.40pm on Friday November 26, to section off the road as a safety precaution as the area was busy with shoppers and other pedestrians at the time. The large piece of cladding, which was around four metres wide, was hanging above Flannels store.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire and Rescue said: “Crews were alerted at 2.39pm and on scene at 2.41pm. One fire engine is in attendance as well as the search and rescue appliance.

“On arrival crews found approximately four metres of cladding hanging from the front of a shop. This has since fallen to the ground.

“Firefighters and police officers closed the road as a safety measure.”

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