Firefighters close main road in Salford due to broken sign

Firefighters have have closed Trafford Road in Salford southbound after a hotel sign came dangerously close to falling off a building.

Manchester Fire
A sign on the side of the AC Hotel became partly detached Credit: Manchester Fire

Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue service closed the road after a sign on the side of the AC Hotel became partly detached, possibly due to high winds.

Firefighters are currently working to remove the sign safely.

The incident comes after a severe weather warning was issued for Manchester, with heavy rain and winds of 50mph on the way.

More updates to follow.

This article was written for ITV Granada.

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