High Street cordoned off after masonry falls from building

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A section of Watford High Street has been closed after a chunk of masonry fell off a building.

Police officers witnessed the collapse shortly after 8.10am and cordoned off the street outside Que Pasa restaurant.

Firefighters arrived on scene to help install a safety line within ten minutes.

A structural engineer is en-route from the council to examine the damage.

Giles Cooper, spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: "Officers had been in the area and witnessed some part of the building falling down on the High Street.

"They were concerned that there was a further chunk of masonry loose on the building.

"The officers closed the path and called the council structural engineer.

"The fire service was called to put a safety cord in place.

"The structural engineer is still on his way. The path remains closed at the moment."

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11:29am Thu 19 Jun 14

Quepasa says...

Que Pasa is open for business as usual. Structural engineer from the council approved the building is safe.
We welcome all customers tonight for the England game. See you later.
Que Pasa is open for business as usual. Structural engineer from the council approved the building is safe. We welcome all customers tonight for the England game. See you later. Quepasa
  • Score: 7

11:43am Thu 19 Jun 14

TRT says...

What's going on?
What's going on? TRT
  • Score: 0

12:18pm Thu 19 Jun 14

inside-watford says...

The new pond upset the balance of the high street!! It's starting to tilt! :-)
The new pond upset the balance of the high street!! It's starting to tilt! :-) inside-watford
  • Score: 22

1:50pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Andrew Turpie says...

inside-watford wrote:
The new pond upset the balance of the high street!! It's starting to tilt! :-)
Just wait until Dorothy is succesful in concreting over West Watford, forget the tilt, the world will be put into a mass gyroscopic spin!
[quote][p][bold]inside-watford[/bold] wrote: The new pond upset the balance of the high street!! It's starting to tilt! :-)[/p][/quote]Just wait until Dorothy is succesful in concreting over West Watford, forget the tilt, the world will be put into a mass gyroscopic spin! Andrew Turpie
  • Score: 9

2:03pm Thu 19 Jun 14

E.Coli says...

inside-watford wrote:
The new pond upset the balance of the high street!! It's starting to tilt! :-)
Beware WatfordAlex may accuse you of hating Watford by bring the holy pond into disrupt.
[quote][p][bold]inside-watford[/bold] wrote: The new pond upset the balance of the high street!! It's starting to tilt! :-)[/p][/quote]Beware WatfordAlex may accuse you of hating Watford by bring the holy pond into disrupt. E.Coli
  • Score: 5

2:41pm Thu 19 Jun 14

CaptainPC says...

TRT wrote:
What's going on?
I get it. Good one.
[quote][p][bold]TRT[/bold] wrote: What's going on?[/p][/quote]I get it. Good one. CaptainPC
  • Score: 3

12:42pm Thu 3 Jul 14

#UKMum says...

Is Watford detoxifying after over exposure to concrete recently?
Is Watford detoxifying after over exposure to concrete recently? #UKMum
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