Smaller bits of debris had been falling onto Canwick Road in Lincoln for about a week before so much fell police had to close the road, a local resident claims. At 12.10pm on April 18, Lincolnshire Police urged motorists and pedestrians to stay away when debris fell from the roof where industrial work was taking place.
Polystyrene sheets could be seen in people’s gardens after the main mess had been cleared and the road was reopened. Nathan Mitchell, 46, who lives opposite the building, said: “Lots have been falling for the last week or so.
“Little bits have been coming down and they have just been left. You can walk up and down and see those polystyrene sheets in the gardens.
“No one’s done anything about it up to now. It was just ignored.” Kelly Cawthorn, 29, was walking down Canwick Road as the debris was being cleaned up.
“It does look like it’s falling apart,” she said. “You’d be in the wrong place at the wrong time if you were walking by when it fell.”
A resident living across from where it fell, Renata, 33, said: “It sounded like a bin falling down. I was asleep and it woke me up.
“Usually in the mornings I’m waiting by the bus stop, near where it fell, to get to work, so it is a bit scary. It’s good that it happened now and not later.”
Announcing the incident on Twitter, a spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “Canwick Road in Lincoln is closed in both directions to pedestrians and vehicles. This is due to debris falling from a roof of a property.
“Please avoid the area. We will release an update when we have one.
“Thank you for your patience.” The road re-opened at around 1.45pm.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “It doesn’t seem like it’s a criminal matter in this case so it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to comment this time”.