Emergency closure of Co Armagh road in high winds

Police closed a Co Armagh road last night amid fears the canopy of a filling station might blow onto the road.

The Banbridge Road in Lurgan was closed for a couple of hours while experts looked at the canopy over the petrol pumps at Supervalu.

Supervalu on Lurgan's Banbridge Road Photo courtesy of Google

Supervalu on Lurgan's Banbridge Road Photo courtesy of Google

The PSNI got a call at around 6.30pm during high winds in the Lurgan area.

Concerns had been raised about the canopy and police closed the road temporarily.

A structural engineer was called in and the road was reopened at 7.40pm.