Roofs blew off two adjacent Main Street buildings early Friday morning during the strong wind and rain storm and a section of the city’s downtown was closed to traffic for more than seven hours.

The roofs of 497 and 501 Main St. blew off at about 2 a.m. As of 7:30 a.m., debris was lining the street from Limerock Street to Summer Street. Traffic was being rerouted up Limerock Street. Heavy equipment arrived after 7:30 a.m. and began cleaning up the debris.

The road reopened shortly after 9 a.m.

Stephen Morrison, who owns the 497 Main St. property, said the PDQ business on the ground floor was unaffected by the damage.

The roofs from the back deck of the buildings were ripped off and flew over the buildings onto Main Street. The rubberized roof also began peeling away, Morrison said.

“The wind got underneath the roofs of the decks and with such force it sheared them right off,” he said. The roof of his property stayed on top of the building while the adjacent building’s roof went into the street.

There was water damage to the apartments on the top floors of the buildings, he said. His building has four occupied apartments and the adjacent one has six apartments, Morrison said.