STORM Ciara is affecting travel in Inverclyde as gusts of over 60mph and wet conditions cause disruption.

There was flooding under the rail bridge at Woodhall in Port Glasgow, closing the road.

The A8 in Greenock was also affected by flooding.

A police cordon was meanwhile put in place at West Station in Greenock to protect the public after the high winds caused structural damage to a Greenock theatre.

Detective Sergeant Neil Martin at Greenock CID said The Albany building in Orangefield was damaged just before 5.30pm last night.

He said:  “At about 5.20pm a few roof tiles came off The Albany and onto the road so we closed the surrounding streets as a health and safety precaution.

“Newton Street and Inverkip Street was closed at the South Street roundabout.”

A partial road closure remains in place at the scene this morning but The Albany is open as normal.

As the wild weather continues ferries have been cancelled on CalMac’s Gourock to Dunoon route and the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay service is suspended until 3pm at least, when a review will be carried out.

Local rail services are currently unaffected and running as normal.

The weather warning will remain in force into tomorrow.