Homeowners and businesses across West Norfolk are continuing to clear up the damage caused by Storm Ciara.
Norfolk County Council said highways and fire crews dealt with more than 350 call-outs across the county throughout Sunday as gusts of up to 60mph brought down trees, branches and electricity cables and blew debris onto roads making conditions hazardous.
In King’s Lynn, John Kennedy Road was closed until Wednesday after parts of a roof belonging to the nearby Page and Bird garage in North Street were blown away.
It caused disruption to the busy route and the flying debris also damaged nearby properties. The road re-opened first thing on Wednesday.
Part of Broad Street was cordoned-off after the roof of Mojito’s nightclub was damaged, leaving the building unsafe.
West Norfolk Council urged pedestrians to “respect the closure barriers” while repairs were carried out this week.
King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter at St Ann’s Fort also suffered damage and lost part of its roof. Shelter co-ordinator Lucy McKitterick praised firefighters for their help which enabled the shelter to remain open for its 22 guests.
“You can only see the hole in the loft space, so it doesn’t affect where people stay,” she said.
“The main thing is we were able to stay open, the last thing we would want is for people to be sleeping out in that weather. We are open every night until the end of March as usual.”
She added: “In weather like that, it makes you feel very grateful we have homes.”
Due to the high winds, the Queen couldn’t attend her last church service in Sandringham before heading back to London on Tuesday.
The weather also caused some slight damage to the visitor centre on the estate.
In Walsoken, the stand at Fenland Park, home of Wisbech Town Football Club, was destroyed.
An online fundraising page has been launched to raise money to restore it, with around £1,200 being raised so far out of a £10,000 target.
Organiser Steve Campion said on the page: “If it happened to your club we would do the same. As (with) all non-league clubs, it’s run (by) volunteers and runs with no major backers.
“So let’s get everyone together and share this everywhere. Thank you for your donations however big or small.”
Storm Ciara also caused a number of power cuts in areas including Downham Market, West Walton and Marshland St James.
Rudham Primary Academy re-opened on Tuesday after a power cut the previous day.
Paul Seaman, group manager at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, paid tribute to the crews who had worked tirelessly on Sunday.
“It was a great effort by all in the control room and our operational crews, including the chainsaw team who responded and assisted at numerous incidents,” he said.
“The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) on-call team also assisted with several building stability incidents.”
• The Met Office has issued a further weather warning ahead of Storm Dennis which is due to hit the area tomorrow (Saturday), with wind gusting up to 50mph and rain. The conditions have been predicted to last for 12 hours.