A two-month road closure in Bridge of Weir has been extended for 12 days.

We previously reported that the village's Main Street was due to reopen by Sunday, December 3, after a new sewer was installed along the middle of the carriageway.

However, a combination of rocky ground, uncharted services and a gas leak detected in the area have led to an extension of the road closure.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water's corporate affairs manager in the west, said: "Our works have involved extremely challenging ground conditions including trying to excavate hard rock around multiple services in a confined space.

"Emergency repair works to locate and fix a gas leak have also had to be undertaken and Renfrewshire Council has agreed for the full road closure to remain in place to allow SGN and our alliance partner to complete their work as quickly and safely as possible."

The full closure of Main Street will now be extended to Friday, December 15.

Scottish Water will then demobilise from the site and return on Monday, January 8, to complete the project under two-way traffic lights.

Georgina Reid added: "We appreciate the extension of the full closure will come as a disappointment, but given the delays caused by uncharted services as well as ground condition and flooding we are still making good progress.

"This is a hugely important project for Bridge of Weir and the local community, and we are committed to delivering it as quickly and safely as possible for the long-term benefit of all."

The project is being delivered by Scottish Water's alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance.