A section of road through a town centre could be closed for up to three weeks following a partial building collapse.

The A3052 Broad Street in Lyme Regis is affected by the emergency work.

As previously reported by the News, the road was closed on Wednesday, November 8 after loose masonry started to fall away from the Bell Cliff building.

Emergency services were called to Broad Street just before 8am and remained in place until scaffolding had been put up and the building was secure.

Dorset Council has issued a public notice that states that approximately 40 metres of road between the entrance to Cobb Gate car park and the entrance to Drakes Way along Broad Street is closed.

This is due to scaffolding being erected "following deterioration of masonry on a property".

It is not known when repairs will be complete, however the notice says the emergency road closure came in to operation on November 8 and can remain in force for up to 21 days.

The order will allow workers to work safely and to minimise the likelihood of danger to road users.

A locally signed diversion route is in place.

As this closure is for vehicles only, Sunday’s Remembrance Day service which will pass by the building will still go ahead as planned.