SHOCKING images show the extent of flooding that forced a local train station to close. 

We previously reported that Bowling railway station had closed earlier today due to 'very deep' flooding making it unsafe to run trains through the area. 

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Water levels nearly reach the platformsWater levels nearly reach the platforms (Image: Colin Mearns)

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Exclusive images taken by our photographer show the scale of the issue with water levels almost reaching the platforms. 

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Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Rail bosses said that engineers were on their way to the station this afternoon to carry out further inspections.

The line remains closed.

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The closure follows a day of travel chaos in West Dunbartonshire amid Storm Gerrit.

Services travelling through Dumbarton were cancelled this morning after a tree fell on the line and caught on fire. 

The line at Dumbarton East was closed for several hours as teams worked to remove the tree. 

In an update, Network Rail confirmed the tree had been removed at around 11.25am and the line had reopened.

The A82 at Milton remains closed this evening due to flooding. 

Traffic in the area has come to a standstill. 

A local resident told the Reporter that it took them nearly two hours to travel from Bowling to Dumbarton.