Les Quennevais Sport Centre remains closed after overnight winds damage roof

  • Stormy weather inflicted damage and disruption across the Channel Islands, as ITV News reporter Will Tullis reports.

Jersey's Les Quennevais Sport Centre has been closed for safety reasons after strong overnight winds damaged its roof.

Whilst work has begun to repair the roof, the centre will remain closed to the public on Wednesday 18 January.

A safety inspection was due to be carried out today, extreme weather means the scaffold has not yet been built to undertake the inspection.

On Monday (16 January), the fire service attended the scene to secure the roof panels, and the public have been asked to stay away from the area.

The centre will not be safe to reopen until a closer inspection is carried out due to the extensive damage caused to the building, and some surrounding buildings.

Customers with existing bookings are being contacted and members and service users will be updated via the Active App and Active social media channels when more information is available.

An orange warning for strong winds up to a severe gale force 9 has been in place overnight - with gusts of up to 70 mph at times.

A number of main roads in Jersey are affected by fallen trees and debris, including Trinity Hill, by Stafford Lane, Lodge Farm, La Grande Route de St Martin, La Grande Route de St Laurent by St Lawrence Primary School and Bon Air Stables and Longueville Road by Victor Hugo Wines.

A tree blocks a lane of the road by the L'Horizon Hotel in St Brelade's Bay. Credit: ITV Channel
Roads are being cleared by workers. Credit: ITV Channel
A fallen tree in a garden on Sark. Credit: Ben Perree

The St Clement coast road in Jersey is also affected by a large amount of debris.

In Guernsey, a couple of trees have been brought down by the strong winds but police say roads are expected to be clear by rush hour.

Jersey Police are asking islanders to report any dangerous debris directly to the Infrastructure department on (01534) 725351, unless it is a danger to life.