Wind blows roof off Omagh supermarket

Published Saturday, 14 December 2013
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Gale force winds have blown part of the roof off a supermarket in Omagh.

Wind blows roof off Omagh supermarket
Fire crews were called out on Saturday morning. (© Pacemaker)

The damage was caused to Supervalu on Market Street just after 11am on Saturday.

A large piece of the roof came down and was caught on a canopy and cables.

Police said there were no reports of any injuries.

Cordons were put in place in the area while fire crews removed the debris.

The area has now been reopened.

It comes amid a yellow warning for high winds in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK.

The Met Office said: "Southerly winds will increase across many northern parts of the UK on Saturday with gales becoming widespread across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

"Inland gusts to around 50 MPH are expected, with 60 to 70 MPH over coasts and hills. The public should be aware that there could be disruption to travel and outdoor events."

The winds are expected to ease later on Saturday.

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