A MAJOR Renfrewshire road has been closed due to a gas leak.

Police confirmed the A760 between Main Street, Lochwinnoch, and Kilbirnie has been shut.

Diversions have been put in place and drivers have been asked to avoid the area if possible.

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A police statement said: "Due to a gas leak the A760 between Main Street, Lochwinnoch and Kilbirnie is currently closed.

"Diversions are being put in place and motorists are being advised to avoid the area and seek an alternative route."

It's not yet known when the road is due to reopen.