Part of Wolverhampton city centre was sealed off after a metal fascia on a building came loose in the wind.
The metal sheet was spotted by a passer-by hanging off the top of the building which houses Yates's bar.
It was staff at the bar who called the fire service at around 2pm, who sealed of part of Queens Square, and the surrounding roads amid fears it could fall off.
Fire crews from Wolverhampton used a hydraulic platform to examine the sheeting, and discovered it was currently securely attached to the building, but needed to be removed.
They used a machine to cut the sheet away from the wall.
Buses were left stranded on the one way system on Queen Square, after police close Darlington Street, Victoria Street and North Street.
Roads were reopening at around 5pm.