A major road in Glasgow city centre has been closed after a building was declared dangerous.
Diversions are in place on George Street between High Street and Shuttle Street as the city council fenced off a row of shops across from Strathclyde University to protect public safety.
The unoccupied building was declared dangerous after high winds brought some sandstone down last winter.
Westbound diversions run from High Street along Ingram Street and up through Albion Street and northbound drivers are advised to travel from High Street to Cathedral Street, then to North Hanover Street.
A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said the building control department are currently in discussions with the building owners over demolition.
Gordon Jennens, owner of W Crum and Sons electrical shop, which is across the road from the dangerous building said: “The building has been dangerous for a while.
“They blocked the road off at 5pm on Monday night with a metal fence. It was a bit of a nightmare when they put the road block up.
“The junction is probably one of the worst in Glasgow anyway and it caused a bit of confusion.”
It is not known how long it will take for the building, which used to house an upholsterers and a Chinese restaurant, to be demolished.
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