Liverpool

Liverpool street closed as glass blown from building

Liverpool One cordon
Image caption Paradise Street was closed for public safety reasons

Part of Liverpool city centre has been cordoned off after a glass panel blew out of an apartment block and smashed.

The glass fell onto Paradise Street, which is central to the Liverpool One shopping centre, from the Bridge Street apartments.

No-one was injured but the road and all shops on the street have been closed to the public for safety reasons.

Old Hall Street was also closed by police concerned about a loose piece of metal on the Plaza building.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was unable to raise a platform to deal with the loose metal due to the high winds.

As a result the road was closed for the rest of the day for safety reasons.

Liverpool City Council said it was putting traffic management measures around Rumford Place so motorists could access the Capitol Car Park during this closure.

Roads closed

High winds have caused problems across Merseyside and Cheshire, with several roads closed due to fallen trees.

In Wirral, Grange Road West in Birkenhead was closed between Eastbourne Road and Exmouth Street.

Image caption Two trees fell to the ground in Rylands Hey, Greasby (pic by Bernard Roberts)

Shore Road in Birkenhead was closed between Hamilton Street and Woodside Business Park, and Park Road East in Birkenhead was closed between Conway Street and Claughton Road after a tree fell over and blocked the road.

In Greasby, two adjacent trees crashed to the ground on Rylands Hey, blocking access to about 30 homes.

Cheshire Police said it had responded to more than 30 weather-related incidents on Monday morning.

The force was advising drivers to take extra care on the roads in the windy weather.

It said trees had fallen on the A41 at Great Sutton and on the A540 at Two Mills near Neston, leading to short road closures.

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