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Harborne road closed after debris blown from Huntsman pub

Huntsman pub
Image caption West Midlands Fire Service said a structural engineer will assess the safety of the building

A road in a Birmingham has been closed after debris was blown from a derelict pub by high winds overnight.

Harborne High Street was closed at 21:00 GMT between Lordswood Road and Station Road because of debris from the Huntsman pub, the fire service said.

The pub was badly damaged in a fire in July 2013.

West Midlands Fire Service said a structural engineer will assess the safety of the building before the road can be re-opened.

The Met Office said there were "gale force" gusts of wind in the area overnight, reaching speeds of 48mph (77km/h).

A spokesman said it is expected to be less windy during the day, though there may be stronger gusts again in the evening.

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