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Fence blocks Blackfriars Road as storm scatters building materials

London SE1 website team

Packages of insulation material from a building site were scattered more than 180 metres along Blackfriars Road when a freak storm hit London on Saturday afternoon.

Fence blocks Blackfriars Road as storm scatters building materials
The fencing blocked the whole width of Blackfriars Road, forcing drivers to turn around.
Fence blocks Blackfriars Road as storm scatters building materials
Insulation material from the 240 Blackfriars building site was scattered across the road and pavements for more than 180 metres

Fence panels surrounding the 240 Blackfriars construction site were blown across the whole width of the road, blocking all traffic.

The fences had been protecting stacks of insulation material to be installed in the new building.

These large packages were scattered along Blackfriars Road as far away as the post office – a distance of some 180 metres – as well as in Colombo Street.

The road was soon cleared by contractors working on the site.

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