The roof of London’s O2 Arena has been damaged by Storm Eunice
Friday, February 18, 2022
The capital has been battered by winds of up to 70 mph as Storm Eunice swept across the country and was issued with a red warning by the Met Office this morning, 18th February 2022.
Footage on Twitter shows significant damage to the PTFE-coated glass fibre fabric on the 22 year-old marque-like structure at London's Greenwich Peninsula.
A spokesperson for the O2 Arena said: "Due to today's adverse weather conditions, we can confirm that there has been some damage caused to the tent fabric in our roof at The O2”
"The affected areas have been cleared and The O2 will remain closed for the rest of the day. The safety of our visitors remains of paramount importance, and we will continue to assess the ongoing situation and act accordingly."
London Fire Brigade (LFB) said around 1,000 people were evacuated from the building but there were no reports of any injuries.
Opened in 2000, and formerly known as the Millennium Dome, the landmark in Greenwich, south-east London was renamed the O2 in 2007 and hosts concerts and sporting events. It contains a cinema and a range of shops and restaurants, further information can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Dome
Source ITV.com; Independent; AJ