Nursery forced shut after ‘part of the roof has gone’ in Storm Franklin

School roof / lean too destroyed by Storm Eunace.. Clarkson Infants and Junior School closed., Wisb

Storm Franklin roof damage at Clarkson Infant and Nursery School. - Credit: Terry Harris

A Cambridgeshire infant school and nursery has been forced shut after part off the roof blew off due to the ongoing Storm Franklin.  

The Met Office have a yellow wind weather warning in place until around 1pm this afternoon (February 21) and more destruction is expected across the region.  

Clarkson Infant and Nursery School in Wisbech is shut due to Storm Franklin.

Clarkson Infant and Nursery School in Wisbech is shut due to Storm Franklin. - Credit: Archant/Archive

Clarkson Infant and Nursery School in Wisbech confirmed that they would be shut this morning after the storm damage.  

One parent said: “Clarkson infants has had to close today as part of the roof has gone.” 

An eye-witness said: “It looks as if wind has got under the roof and as it’s blown the roof has come up with it, folding it over itself.” 

Pictures show the damage to the white outbuilding attached to the main school, with pieces scattered on the roof and on the ground.  

The school later announced that it would be shut for the rest of today while contractors carry out urgent works on the roof. 

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