INVERCLYDE is set for a 'White Hogmanay' but meanwhile today's heavy snowfall has caused severe disruption to public transport and left roads 'gridlocked'.

Most of McGill's bus services have been suspended as the firm assesses the condition of roads.

Meanwhile, Scotrail has announced that a signalling fault between Port Glasgow and Wemyss Bay has closed the line.

CalMac has cancelled its Gourock to Kilcreggan service and suspended its Gourock to Dunoon ferry sailings and will provide an update at 2pm.

In social media posts McGill's said: "Due to snowy weather, most buses across Inverclyde have been suspended, whilst assess conditions on roads that have been untreated."

Scotrail said: "Due to a fault with the signalling system between Port Glasgow and Wemyss Bay, the line is closed.

"Train services between Glasgow Central and Wemyss Bay will be terminated at and started back from Port Glasgow. All stations between Port Glasgow and Wemyss Bay can't be served."

CalMac said: "Due to a combination of poor visibility and sea swell conditions at Gourock pier this service has been suspended. A further review will be provided at 2pm."

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and rain for today and tomorrow.

There have also been reports of cars being abandoned and main roads impassable due to the heavy snowfall.

While buses and ferry services have also been disrupted.

Inverclyde Road Watch posted a round up of roads badly affected by snow.

This included Larkfield Road, Auchenbothie Road in Port Glasgow, Bawhirley Road and Kilmacolm Road, Greenock where cars have been abandoned.

Gritters are out but conditions are still treacherous in many areas.

Another post said: "Please do not try to go up Bow Road from Inverkip Road - cars are already stuck."

While another person posted that 'the whole of Greenock is gridlocked, main roads and to the hospital are all impassable.'

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