A KIDDERMINSTER road and pavement has been reopened amidst strong gale force winds causing havoc in Worcestershire. 

Police previously closed Blackwell Street leading onto the Ringway whilst a property was made safe.

Kidderminster police said in a tweet: "Blackwell Street has now been reopened, thank you for using alternative routes."

High winds caused by Storm Ciara have hit regions all of the country and people have been asked to take extra care when travelling and consider whether a journey is necessary.