High winds batter Blackpool

High winds at Blackpool

High winds at Blackpool

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BLACKPOOL fire crews faced a busy day as the wild winds wreaked havoc across the coast.

Firefighters were called to deal with incidents on Central Drive, Blackpool; Cherry Tree Road, Marton; Cocker Square, Dickson Road and Lang Street, North Shore throughout yesterday.

Fire chiefs said in all cases the wind had damaged buildings and the areas had to be sectioned off and made safe by the fire crews on their arrival. In the incident on Central Drive, the street had to be closed for an hour and a half as firefighters dealt with metal signage which was hanging dangerously from a building.