A BUSY road in New Cumnock has just been closed due to a Gas leak.

The A76 believed to be near New Cumnock Lochside Hotel road has been shut off in both directions.

Scotland Transerv are aware of the problem and trying to fix the issue.

A local two mile diversion is being put in place.

Cumnock Chronicle:

It is not known at this time what caused the leak of if there has been any casualties.

A spokesperson for the maintenance team said: "A76 New Cumnock Loch View Hotel road is closed in both directions due to Gas Leak."

More to follow.