Driver’s ‘lucky escape’ as huge roof flies off building and lands in road during Storm Isha

A motorist has a narrow escape when a huge piece of roofing came flying off a building and landed in a road.

The roof was blown off the building in Belton, near Scunthorpe, during Storm Isha. CCTV footage shows the car passing by about a second before the debris lands in Westgate Road.

Chris Woollas, 50, who captured the footage last night, said that the driver probably “doesn’t know how lucky they are”. “It’s an old building that’s currently being renovated,” Chris added.


“There’s lots of scaffolding on it, but it’s just blown the roof off. I saw the footage and thought that the person in the car doesn’t know how lucky they are. If they had been driving a little bit slower, then the roof could have gone straight through the windscreen.”

Storm Isha brought gusts of up to 60mph to northern Lincolnshire on Sunday night and Monday morning. And there will be little respite for residents, with Storm Jocelyn set to bring more strong winds on Tuesday.

A Met Office yellow-level weather warning has been issued , with strong winds potentially causing “localised disruption” between noon on Tuesday and 3pm on Wednesday. “Peak gusts of 45-55mph are likely inland, perhaps 65mph on some exposed coasts,” forecasters said.

Original artice: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/all-about/scunthorpe

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