ONE of the main roads through central Helensburgh has fully reopened to traffic after damage caused by Storm Ciara was repaired.

High winds caused damage to the Clock Tower, on the corner of Sinclair Street and East Clyde Street, on Sunday, prompting Argyll and Bute Council to close East Clyde Street to all traffic between Sinclair Street and Maitland Street on safety grounds.

Workers carried out repairs to the structure on Thursday morning, on the instruction of the council's building standards department, and the road had reopened to all traffic by early afternoon.

Though Storm Ciara has passed, a further three days of weather warnings are in place for Helensburgh as Storm Dennis approaches the UK.

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In a post on Facebook on Thursday morning, Helensburgh Central councillor Aileen Morton said: "Following discussion with the building owners, the council's building standards team has instructed repairs to be undertaken later today, and hope to have the road reopened this afternoon if all goes well.

"The costs incurred for the repair will then be billed to the owners, as this kind of work is always the responsibility of building owners."

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