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Roof collapse in Guildford

Roof collapse in Guildford

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 9:54am 15th January 2020. (Updated at 2:20pm 15th January 2020)

Part of a roof has collapsed in Guildford town centre after strong winds last night.

Fire services were called to King Edwards Court, past Addison Glass and Windscreens, in Walnut Tree Close this morning to find a small section of roofing had come away from the top of the building.

The road was shut in both directions with police also on the scene.

A spokesperson for SFRS told Eagle a call came in at around 8:50am today, of "a precarious structure" at the address.

It said one fire engine attended, as well as specialist unit. 

The road has reopened.

Roof collapse Guildford
A section of the roof appears to have come away.
Roof collapse Guildford
FIrefighters and police are on the scene.

The severe weather overnight has also led to trees coming down across much of our area, blocking roads.

The following roads are affected:

  • Wrecclesham: Greenhill Way at Firfield Road;
  • Pirbright: West Heath at Church Lane;
  • Gomshall: Staple Lane at Combe Lane;
  • Chilworth: Halfpenny Lane between Blacksmith Lane and Longdown Road;
  • Horsham: A281 in Broadbridge Heath between Nowhurst Lane and Guildford Road;
  • West Horsley: Long Reach and Green Lane;
  • Woking: A3406 by the Wheatsheaf pub

People in parts of  Mytchett (Gu12 and GU16 areas) are experiencing a power cut - it has been reported a tree has damaged cables.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks's website says engineers are on site to restore power.

If you need more information, you can contact them on 105 or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity) and quote reference 'FX9173'.

Reports have also come of cars spinning on waterlogged roads during the rush hour, including on the A31 between Tongham and the Hogs Back, as well as on the A3 northbound at the B2039 Ockham Road North (Ockham Park).

There have also been several crashes during the morning rush hour.

Several flood alerts have been issued for parts of  Surrey.