Wales

Storm Brendan: School closed after roof damaged

Maerdy Primary School entrance Image copyright Google
Image caption Rhondda Cynon Taf council said the school is likely to reopen on Thursday

A school has been closed after part of its roof was blown off in strong winds during Storm Brendan.

Maerdy Community Primary School in Rhondda Cynon Taff has been closed on Wednesday as a result of the damage to the building.

It will reopen on Thursday, Rhondda Cynon Taf council said.

Some parts of Wales were hit by gusts of more than 75mph (120km/h) on Monday and Tuesday, causing trees to fall and homes and businesses to lose power.

"The affected building was thoroughly inspected on Wednesday morning, and water ingress into the building was found to be minimal," a council statement said.

"A clean-up operation is taking place throughout the day today, along with emergency works to the roof.

"The school will be thoroughly cleaned by the end of the day, in preparation for pupils' safe return on Thursday."

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