EAST Lothian residents are still facing disruption in the wake of the Beast from the East storm but the situation is improving.

A yellow 'be aware' Met Office warning of snow remains in place for the county, with warnings of snow and ice continuing until the end of Monday.

Road conditions have improved since yesterday but many, particularly more rural roads, are still treacherous.

Earlier in the afternoon a breakdown on the A1 between Haddington and Thistly Cross caused some disruption but that has now been cleared.

Trains are now back running between Edinburgh Waverley and Dunbar.

Some buses are operating in the county but there remains disruption to some services.

East Lothian Council says that missed bin collections from earlier this week will be rearranged, but garden waste collection services wil be suspended until next Friday (March 9).

The council's four recycling centres are open today and are due to shut at 4.15pm depending on conditions.

Most libraries in the county are open today but those in Longniddry, Ormiston and Tranent are closed.

A statement on East Lothian Council's website said: "There were difficulties accessing and getting out of some rural communities on Friday.

"Getting in and out of these communities should now be possible, although conditions remain challenging and care should be taken on roads.

"In these circumstances, consider speaking to your neighbours about picking up fresh supplies for each other. This could avoid the need for people to leave small communities in large numbers at the same time.

"In the meantime, we are working hard to clear snow and improve the conditions of local roads.

"There have been some fantastic examples of local communities helping each other out – including looking out for neighbours and clearing snow in estates and cul de sacs.

"Due to the severity of weather we’ve had to focus on clearing snow from East Lothian’s priority routes.

"In the meantime, we are grateful for the efforts of residents in clearing snow in residential streets and would encourage people to lend a hand if they can."

Temperatures remain at or around freezing, meaning ice is also a hazard.

The current forecast suggests more snow for the county this afternoon, though lighter than in previous days, as well as on Sunday evening, but temperatures are now predicted to improve enough early next week that precipitation will fall as rain instead of snow on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.