EAST Lothian is getting back to normal today following the major disruption caused by last week's Beast from the East snow storm.

All schools and nurseries re-opened as normal this morning, the first time pupils had been at school in the county since last Tuesday, after the snow saw schools shut last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Train and bus services have also largely returned to normal after having experienced considerable disruption last week, while road conditions have improved drastically.

There a small number of transport services in rural areas (a combination of buses and taxis) which will either not run or be disrupted due to road conditions on Monday. These are:

  • The 151 to Dunbar Grammar School (from Bilsdean only)
  • The 157 to Knox Academy (not running)
  • The 158 to Knox Academy (from Gifford only)
  • The 162 to North Berwick High School and Law Primary School (from Whitekirk only at 8.15am)
  • The 163 to North Berwick High School (not running)
  • The 170 to Ross High School (main road only)
  • The 171 to Ross High School (main road only)
  • The 123 to the Gaelic Unit in Edinburgh will not serve Glenkinchie
  • The 152 to Dunbar Grammar School will not serve Dunglass Estate and Crowhill
  • There will be no bus services to Yester Primary School (118, 119, 120).
  • The 121 - which serves both Yester Primary School and Knox Academy - will not be running.

Council teams cleared or widened the clearing at the following roads last night:

  • Gullane main street to West Fenton
  • B6363 Gladsmuir to Longniddry (Coal Rd)
  • B6363 Boggs Holdings road
  • B6371  Ormiston south of Tyne water bridge
  • B6414  Tranent to Elphinstone
  • B6414  Elphinstone to Crossgatehall
  • Saltoun primary school on main road
  • Haddington long stay car park at Tesco
  • Randall House access road and car park area
  • Cleared the car park at John Muir House, Haddington

Today (Monday), the council plans to work in the following areas:

  • Work in Garvald area to clear roads
  • Clearing Oldhamstocks / Coldale and Morham areas
  • Tantallon to the A199
  • Spott / Innerwick areas

Shops have been getting their deliveries in as normal after issues last week which saw widespread shortages of bread and milk.

Waste Services have resumed normal collection services for refuse, trade waste, special uplifts, food and kerbside box recycling today. Garden waste will remain suspended this week.

Details of rearranged waste collections for those missed during last week's snow disruption are available on the council's website here.

Most council facilities are open as normal but Ormiston Library is closed this morning.

A yellow 'be aware' warning of snow and ice remains in place for today, with the possibility of small amounts of snow and sleet falling in some area, but most precipitation in the county over the next few days is more likely to fall as rain.

Temperatures have also improved significantly from last week's sub-zero conditions and are expected for the most part to remain in the low single figures over the next few days, possibly dropping briefly below freezing overnight, before gradually creeping up later in the week.