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Part of A30 closed after high winds tear off roof

Fire crews have been working to secure the structure. Credit: ITV West Country

A busy stretch of the A30 in West Cornwall has been closed after high winds tore off part of a shopping centre's roof.

The A30 has remained closed between Hayle and St Erth for most of the morning following damage to the West Cornwall Shopping Park building.

Fire crews have been working to secure the structure.

The road ie expected to re-open later this evening.

Debris has been removed from the roof for safety reasons. Credit: ITV West Country

Emergency services say they closed the road as a precaution.

We were called out shortly after 8 this morning to a dangerous structure, some of the roofing panels have come away from the structure and are on the floor, some were loose, so our priority is to make the scene safe.

There wasn't any panels on the road, they were just on the road leading into the car park but our concern was if the wind was to take the remaining panels that they could get blown on there so as a safety precaution we have closed it in both directions.

– Ryan Palmer, Incident Commander

Road users have been affected by the closure, with heavy traffic reported between B3301 Carwin Rise (Loggans Moor Roundabout) and A3074 Nut Lane (St Erth Roundabout).

Heavy traffic has been reported throughout the morning. Credit: ITV West Country