A RENFREWSHIRE road remains closed after another gas leak was discovered by engineers. 

The A760 between Main Street, in Lochwinnoch, and Kerse Bridge at Kerse Nursery, is to remain shut while emergency repairs are carried out.

SGN engineers had previously shut the road on Sunday as they carried out work on the gas main. 

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It had been expected that the road would reopen on Monday evening, but further leaks have been discovered in the main. 

Gas network company SGN is hopeful the road will be open by 8pm tomorrow evening. 

The Gazette: The road remains shut between Main Street, Lochwinnoch, and the Kerse Bridge (both marked) The road remains shut between Main Street, Lochwinnoch, and the Kerse Bridge (both marked)

Waseem Hanif, a spokesperson for SGN, said: "We're continuing our work to repair our gas main alongside the A760 at Lochwinnoch. To keep everyone safe while we carry out our emergency repairs, we've temporarily closed the A760 Newton of Barr between Main Street in Lochwinnoch and Kerse Bridge at Kerse Nursery. 

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"Our engineers have already completed a repair and originally hoped to reopen the road today however, while they were working in the road they identified further leaks in the gas main.

"We'll continue to work today, tonight and into tomorrow to repair our gas pipe. This section of the A760 will remain closed until our repair is complete. All being well, we hope to reopen the road by 8pm tomorrow evening."