EAST Lothian is facing its third major day of snow disruption as the Beast from the East continues.

For the third day in a row, all schools and nurseries in the county are shut.

Trains will not be running in East Lothian or the wider region all day.

Some bus services, however, have restarted, including East Coast Buses and Lothian Buses.

However, Prentice Coaches will not be running buses all day.

Police are still advising people not to travel.

All bin collections in East Lothian have been suspended for today (Friday), while the council recycling centres remain closed until further notice.

The council has confirmed that libraries in Dunbar, East Linton, Gullane, Haddington, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Prestonpans, Port Seton and Wallyford will be open tomorrow (Saturday) but that Longniddry Ormiston and Tranent will be closed.

An amber 'be prepared' weather warning from the Met Office - the second most severe possible - was in place until 10am this morning and has now been downgraded to the less severe yellow 'be aware' level.

An East Linton woman was reported missing yesterday in the freezing conditions. She was found in the early hours of this morning and has been taken to hospital for exposure.

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The forecast for East Lothian is for snow, sometimes heavy, to continue well into the afternoon before gradually easing off.

EnjoyLeisure facilities will close today at 2.30pm but hope to open at the weekend as normal.

Angela Leitch, council chief executive, said: "The severe weather continues to have significant impact on East Lothian and our residents.

"We’re grateful for the efforts of people in many of our communities for checking up on neighbours and helping out where they can.

“We’re doing our utmost to get East Lothian moving again and are working closely the emergency services within the council’s Coordination Centre.

"We will continue to have a relentless focus on dealing with the various challenges and will make sure that we continue to keep you advised of progress.”

Winds will remain strong, resulting in some blizzard conditions, while temperatures will remain at or below freezing all day, making conditions on roads and pathes treacherous once again.

From this evening onwards the weather is set to ease, but there are more yellow weather warnings that remain in place for tomorrow, Sunday and Monday, while there are set to be many more less severe snow showers next week, with temperatures struggling to get much above freezing.