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Storm Atiyah brings down parts of supermarket roof

Storm Atiyah brings down parts of supermarket roof

Published by Emma Carton at 7:38am 9th December 2019. (Updated at 5:14pm 9th December 2019)

The gales sparked by Storm Atiyah have been so strong, they have brought down parts of a supermarket roof.

It happened at Sainsbury's in Bude, late on Sunday night.

Firefighters from the town and Launceston were scrambled after several 999 calls.

A cordon has been put up and Crooklets Road remains closed in both directions for safety reasons.

Supermarket bosses have confirmed that the store is currently closed too.

“Unfortunately our Bude store is currently closed and we are working hard to reopen as soon as possible.”

Sainsbury's spokesperson

"Critical Control received a 999 call reporting parts of the roof of Sainsbury's supermarket were becoming detached from the building and falling to the ground. Initially one appliance from Bude Community Fire Station was mobilised, however a second appliance attended to assist with cordoning the area to keep the public safe.

"Cornwall Council Emergency Management are aware of the incident and are assisting the Fire Service.

"Crooklets Road will be closed while the incident is being dealt with. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and residents to remain indoors. Please follow the directions of emergency services.

"UPDATE 22:42: Crews remain on scene and are awaiting the arrival of a Dangerous Structure Engineer. Road closures will remain in place on Crooklets Road for some time.

"UPDATE 04:21: After a review of the incident with Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council Emergency Management, it has been decided that crews will remain on scene to monitor the building for further structural failure for public safety".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

You can check the other incidents affecting Cornwall's roads here.

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