A ROAD junction in Kilwinning has closed suddenly due to the discovery of unmarked Scottish Power cables.

Drivers are being urged to help avoid delays given the short notice of the closure.

The A737 Old Woodwynd junction on Dalry Road closed this morning, Tuesday July 11, at 9.30am - with work expected to continue for 13 days.

The work is unrelated to North Ayrshire Council, with the Clancy Group completing works, which were not planned, on behalf of Scottish Water after the discovery of unmarked Scottish Power cables.

During the road closure, all access to the Woodwynd area for vehicles will only be possible via Lauchlan Way.

Two-way traffic lights have also been put in place which will be managed in an attempt to reduce delays at the location.

Those tracelling through Kilwinning as part of an onward journey are being asked to consider diverting via the B714 to avoid any delays travelling on the A737 Dalry Road through the town.

The temporary traffic regulation order is to remain in place until 11.59pm on Sunday, July 23, when works should end - though this may be later if the work is not completed at this stage.

However, should works be completed prior to this date, the order would be lifted then.