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Busy road remains closed two days after Storm Ciara

PUBLISHED: 08:47 11 February 2020 | UPDATED: 15:01 11 February 2020

John Kennedy Road in King's Lynn remains closed today after fears for the safety of a building damaged by flying debris during Sunday's storms  Picture: Chris Bishop

John Kennedy Road in King's Lynn remains closed today after fears for the safety of a building damaged by flying debris during Sunday's storms Picture: Chris Bishop

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A busy road will remain closed because of fears over the safety of a building.

John Kennedy Road in King's Lynn was blocked by fallen debris  Picture: Chris BishopJohn Kennedy Road in King's Lynn was blocked by fallen debris Picture: Chris Bishop

Part of John Kennedy Road in King's Lynn was closed on Sunday afternoon after it was showered with debris.

Yesterday it emerged parts of the former Retreat pub had been hit by parts of the roof of a neighbouring building which had been blown off by the storm.

West Norfolk council said the road would remain closed between Loke Road and North Street until at least 2pm on Wednesday.

A spokesman sad: "Despite the efforts of contractors to clear the debris on John Kennedy Road, the windy weather conditions have hampered efforts to make the affected building safe. Under the advice of building control assessors, the road will remain closed until they are satisfied that the building represents no further danger.

Please plan your journey home to avoid this area - this applies to pedestrians and motorists. Clearly this closure will impact on the remaining road network, so please be patient. County Highways is keeping us informed."

People living in the former pub have been given temporary housing by the council.

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