Downtown Providence building damaged by storm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Westminster Street in Providence is blocked off as fire crews respond to an ongoing scene.

ABC6 crews on scene witnessed what appears to be a crack up the side of the Peoples Savings Bank. Fire officials tell ABC6 news the building was damaged by today’s high winds, and while there is no major fear of the building collapsing, they are prepared for the worst.

Neighboring buildings have been evacuated.

Fire crews say they believe the building is stable. The building’s owner, and inspectors, are working on a course of action.

Westminster Street will be blocked off for most of the evening, according to fire officials.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

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