More heavy snow has hit the local area with the A760 Haylie Brae having to close again for the second morning running. 

Within the last hour, a number of motorists had to turn back due to the blizzard conditions while there were reported cars coming off the road.

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: "The A760 Largs to Kilbirnie road has been closed due to the weather conditions. Further updates will be provided as soon as this changes."

There have also been reports of thunder snow in Largs, Fairlie and West Kilbride. 

It is a phenomenon when thunder and lightning make extra loud noise as they hit snow flakes - with the thunder claps having been heard around the country including in Edinburgh.

What is thundersnow? More here