Strong winds creates havoc in Blackpool

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Strong winds are wreaking havoc in Blackpool.

A gust took the roof off the tram depot in Squires Gate around 10am and police have closed nearby roads while the structure is secured.

At 11.30am Princess Parade had to be closed after a flagpole from the Metropole Hotel fell dangerously next to tram power lines.

Firefighters working with power company engineers spent 20 minutes isolating the power and making the scene safe.

Police have also temporarily closed Bonny Street because scaffolding on a property has come loose.