Commuters have faced chaos after their Christmas break due to severe flooding on to a busy railway line.

We previously told that all trains on the Helensburgh-Edinburgh and Balloch-Airdrie lines have been cancelled or delayed after the tree was blown on to the line at Dumbarton East station.

The tree then caught fire on the overhead electric wires.

Images shared by ScotRail on social media showed the tree caught up in a train's pantograph - the device which picks up electric current from the overhead wires.

Network Rail worked with emergency services to extinguish the fire and remove the tree, but the power supply to the overhead lines required to be switched off for this to be done safely.

The tree has since been removed.

However, there is now severe flooding at Bowling train station which requires the line to be closed whilst inspections take place.

ScotRail says that disruption is expected to continue on all lines through Dumbarton East until 2pm on Wednesday, and has warned that it is "currently unable to provide alternative transport" until rail replacement buses at Dalmuir has been confirmed.

We previously reported that a double weather alert exists across Helensburgh and Lomond as Storm Gerrit batters large parts of Scotland.

The Met Office has issued a series of yellow weather warnings covering large parts of Scotland on December 27.

One warning for rain and snow runs from 6am until 9pm on Wednesday and covers most of the Highlands, Argyll and Bute and the east and north-east of the country.

And the impact of the bad weather is already being felt locally, with Caledonian MacBrayne cancelling the first four ferry sailings between Kilcreggan and Gourock, with a review due to take place at 10am.

The A82 is also  completely closed from Abbotsford Hotel through to Old Kilpatrick, and traffic is being diverted through Dumbarton East due to severe flooding.