ALL schools and nurseries in East Lothian will re-open tomorrow (Monday) as the situation in the county improves following the Beast from the East snow storm.

A statement on the East Lothian Council website said: "All East Lothian Council schools, nurseries and specialist education provision will re-open tomorrow (Monday).

"We are working closely with providers who transport pupils from more isolated rural areas (outwith towns and villages) to and from our schools. Transport providers will contact parents directly if there are any difficulties collecting pupils from these locations due to road conditions.

"There has been a huge amount of effort by our teams to clear snow from pathways – thanks to parents and residents for their assistance with this.

"Please be aware of surface conditions given the low temperature. Ensure children walking to school have appropriate footwear and are dressed to the conditions. In the interests of the safety, children and young people should go straight into the school building on arrival."

A yellow 'be aware' warning of snow and ice from the Met Office remains in place until the end of Monday and more snow is forecast to fall for much of today (Sunday), gradually turning to rain in the evening and into Monday.

Although roads are in a far better state now than earlier in the week, police say there is still a strong possibility of travel disruption today.

An accident on the eastbound carriageway of the A1 caused some lunchtime disruption but has now been cleared.

Train services are now back up and running, though there is still some disruption to bus services in the county.

Getting in and out of rural communities should now be possible, the council says, but conditions remain challenging and care should be taken on the roads.

Bin collections missed over the last few days will be rearranged, the council says, but garden waste collections have been suspended until next Friday (March 9).

The council's four recycling centres are open today, closing at 4.15pm.

While snow may continue today and potentially into Monday, the early part of next week is set to see temperatures rise enough above freezing that precipitation is likely to fall as rain.

There is still a strong possibility, however, of more snowfall later in the week.