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High winds rip cladding from Leeds Park Plaza hotel

19 April 2013 by
High winds rip cladding from Leeds Park Plaza hotel

Parts of Leeds city centre were cordoned off yesterday after high winds ripped a piece of metal cladding from the Park Plaza hotel.

A number of streets were closed for about 90 minutes yesterday morning (Thursday) while emergency services secured the side of the building on City Square.

The Met Office said wind speeds reached 60mph (97km/h) in West Yorkshire, reported the http://www.bbc.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">BBC.

Park Plaza said the panel came loose in the early hours of the morning "following extreme wind conditions".

"The safety and security of our guests and members of the public remains our priority," the hotel said, in a statement.

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