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King's Lynn rush hour traffic likely to be affected by road closure

Rush hour traffic is likely to be affected in King's Lynn this afternoon due to ongoing efforts to repair the damage caused by Storm Ciara.

Emergency services were called to Page and Bird on North Street around 3pm yesterday after a metal roof had blown off the building.

As a result John Kennedy Road was cordoned off with motorists being diverted down Loke Road today.

After initially hoping the debris would be cleared by early afternoon, West Norfolk Council has now stated weather conditions have hampered efforts to make the scene safe.

As a result, the council state the road is now staying closed until assessors are satisfied the building has been made safe.

Posting on social media this afternoon, the council stated: "Despite contractors' efforts to clear the debris on John Kennedy Road, weather conditions have hampered efforts to make the affected building safe."

The scene at John Kennedy Road today
The scene at John Kennedy Road today

A separate post said: "While John Kennedy Road is closed, please plan your journey home to avoid this area - this advice is for pedestrians and motorists.

"Be assured that building control and county highways are doing their best to get the road re-opened, but people's safety is paramount."

Broad Street also remains closed while a building is assessed.

West Norfolk Council said more substantial fencing is being brought in as people have been moving the safety barriers for access.

A further social media post by the council said: "Barriers are there for your safety. Please respect them."

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