Road closed and buses diverted near Blackpool Promenade after gales damage refurbished Manchester Pub
A busy road near Blackpool Promenade has been shut after strong gales swept debris into the road.
Lytham Road, off the Promenade, has been shut until further notice after gusts of wind sent plastic safety barriers crashing into the road before oncoming traffic.
Blackpool Transport have also diverted services due to concerns of damage to the nearby Manchester Pub on the Promenade.
The pub, which reopened last month after a £176,000 refurb, had been deemed "unsafe" by the transport authority.
A spokesman for the pub said roof felt had been blown loose by the wind but the building had not suffered any structural damage.
The spokesman said work was due to be carried out on Friday (March 15) to fix the damage.
Lytham Road is closed in both directions from A584 Promenade (Manchester Square) to Tyldesley Road.
The service 11 bus will be diverted via Tyldesley Road, Rigby Road, Central Drive and Chapel Street until further notice.
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