A town centre road has been closed following concerns over the safety of a roof.
Police closed Paradise Street, Accrington at 12.30pm on Tuesday, October 21 at the request of Lancashire County Council.
The closure comes as gale force winds and heavy rain batter much of the UK as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hits.
A Lancashire Police spokeswoman said: "A cordon has been put in place and the road has been closed following concern over loose metal on a roof in Paradise Street.
"The fire service are also involved in helping. There is concern that the metal might cause some damage."
The ex hurricane Gonzalo has now been designated as an Atlantic low pressure system.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind today, with gusts of up 55mph expected.
Nicola Maxey, a forecaster at the Met Office, said people should take extra care when on the roads.
“We’re expecting gusts of up to 55mph inland, but in coastal areas we could see gusts of up to 60-70mph.
“There will also be some heavy rain, although nothing unusual for this time of year.
“It will be quite blustery which could make driving conditions more difficult during rush hour, and high sided vehicles should take extra care.
“There could be damage to trees so drivers should take extra precautions.”