Roof blows off flats and crashes into parked cars

The road remains closed with police officers and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel in attendance.

Roof blows off flats and crashes into parked cars Twitter
At around 12.45pm, the roof was blown into Iona Street and collided with several cars.

Part of a building’s roof has blown off, damaging vehicles in an Edinburgh street.

At around 12.45pm, the roof was blown off a four-storey tenement into Iona Street and collided with several cars.

Emergency services cordoned off the scene but there were not reports of any injuries.

The road remains closed with police officers and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel in attendance.

There is a Met Office weather warning for wind with gusts above 50mph forecast.

The Forth Bridge has been closed and Edinburgh trams suspended due to the high winds.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 12.59pm on Tuesday, February 23, to reports of a building collapse at Leith Walk, Edinburgh.

“Operations Control mobilised three appliances and three specialist resource units to the scene where parts of a roof from a four-storey tenement building had fallen onto Iona Street.

“Firefighters remain on the scene as they work to make the area safe.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12:55pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, police received a report a piece of roof had blown off a building in Iona Street, Edinburgh. 

“There are no reports of any injuries however a number of vehicles have been damaged.

“Emergency services remain on the scene and the road is currently closed.”