POLICE are warning  people not to travel today in Inverclyde unless absolutely necessary due to severe weather conditions.

Police Scotland Renfrewshire and Inverclyde posted on their facebook page: "Due to the heavy rain forecast by the Met Office there are significant flooding issues throughout the Inverclyde area.

"There are numerous areas of deep floodwater making roads impassible, Roads departments and Amey Highways are trying their best to clear these roads.

"Members of the public are advised NOT to travel unless absolutely necessary."

Greenock Telegraph:

Several areas of Inverclyde are now closed off to traffic due to flooding.

Amey SW Trunk Roads has reported that the A78 northbound at IBM is closed due to severe flooding 

Amey also tweeted: "Rue End Street Greenock is currently restricted in both directions due to flooding. A tanker and Incident Support Unit are attending."

Greenock Telegraph:

Inverclyde Road Watch has also reported that police have closed main road at Cumberland Road and Kilmacolm Road is flooded due to the Glen bursting its banks. 

Public transport has also been affected with rail services disrupted. 

Network Rail Scotland has closed the Gourock line at Langbank due to flooding and fast flowing water washing onto the railway, making it unsafe to run trains. Their teams are on their way.

Greenock Telegraph:

Earlier today Scotrail announced the closure of the Branchton line promoting servies between Glasgow Central and Wemyss Bay to terminate and start from Port Glasgow.

Gourock is also badly affected by flooding.

There are reports that the main road is closed at Shore Street with diversions in place.

There is footage of the Kennedy steps in Gourock looking like a waterfall and some businesses have closed including Treasured in Gourock and Cloch Caravan Park has sent staff home.

Inverclyde Road Watch has also reported: "Lidl is being closed the water is now coming over and  flooding the car park in PG [Port Glasgow]."