MOTORISTS on a busy commuter route today faced further disruption after roads were closed due to severe flooding.
The A77 in Kilmarnock was closed this morning with slow traffic at the Bellfield Interchange, while firefighters in Ayrshire took to a main road on a boat after torrential downpours and flash floods.
The traffic chaos erupted on the A77 in East Ayrshire last night after a section of the road near Kilmarnock was closed by flooding.
Strathclyde Fire Service took a boat out on to the Bellfield interchange as water levels rose rapidly.
Water had flowed from a bridge on to the busy A77 dual carriageway below and also affected the A76 and A71 which were impassable for drivers.
Cars queued near the flooded area, which stretched across four lanes. A hotel and petrol station in the area were also cut off.
Today the A77 was still closed with diversions in place northbound via the exit and entry slip roads at the Bellfield Interchange and southbound via Western Road. It was also affecting A71 Riccarton Road at Bellfield Interchange and A76 at Bellfield Interchange.
There were also problems on the A76 Kilmarnock Road in Mauchline which was closed in both directions at Mauchline Cross because of a collapsed culvert.
Another casualty of the weather is the Luss Highland Games which have been cancelled due to the recent heavy rain.
Forecasts of further heavy rain have forced the organisers to cancel this Saturday's event at Loch Lomond, which has been held annually since 1875, after an inspection of the games field.