THUNDER BAY – UPDATED – It appears strong winds have caused some damage at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Please be advised that full access is available to the West and Main entrances of the Hospital. The roads and sidewalks at the patient pick up/drop off area are fully accessible.
The flashing in that area has been removed from and/or secured to the roof.
The TBRHSC reports, “High winds have caused a large piece of metal flashing to detach from the roof of the Hospital’s main entrance. There were no resulting injuries.
“As a precautionary measure, the area has been roped off. The West entrance is closed, and the sidewalk between the patient drop off/pick up and the main entrance foyer is blocked off. The main entrance may be accessed under the Renal area canopy.
“In addition, road access to the patient drop off/pick up area will be altered until weather conditions improve. A partial road closure is in place for safety. However, people are able to drop off and pick up patients from this area. Security staff is directing traffic accordingly.”
Earlier – A spokesperson for the TBRHSC tells NNL that the facility will be issuing a statement shortly but have no comment at this time.