Petrol station's roof peels away in 65mph gales near Burnham
force winds caused the closure of this petrol station near Burnham-On-Sea
on Sunday (April 29th) after part of its metal roof started to
peel away in the storm.
crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to the BP garage on the
A370 in Lympsham mid-morning amid increasing concern about the
were called to help make the structure safe," a fire spokesman
confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com.
of the underside of canopy, pictured here, had already blown away
with other sections unsafe in the gusts. Wooden stakes were also
used to help prop up the roof.
fire crews also investigated wind damage at Burnham's Esso station
in Love Lane. The station was temporarily closed for safety reasons.
of trees have been blown down in today's gales across the Burnham
area, as Burnham-On-Sea.com has reported here.