EAST Lothian residents can expect further travel disruption today as a result of the weather.

The County is currently under a yellow weather warning of snow and wind until midnight tonight, issued by the Met Office.

A number of other local authorities have been upgraded to an amber warning. This has not affected East Lothian.

Transport disruption should be expected. Updates will be posted throughout the day.

On the road

East Lothian Council have advised the B6355 (Duns Road) and C133 (Fasney Road) are both closed from Townhead to Cranshaws and Longformacus respectively due to drifting snow.

The roads were closed after it emerged that the same gritter, with different drivers, fell into ditches twice in one night while clearing the roads.

East Lothian Courier: The gritter left the road for a second time at Danskine near Gifford. Image: Brian WhiteThe gritter left the road for a second time at Danskine near Gifford. Image: Brian White

Both drivers were unharmed.

Another car has been abandoned on the embankment of B6355 road from after it got stuck yesterday evening.

The owner of the vehicle has been unable to move the car today as it has now become engulfed in snow and will need to be towed.

Multiple cars have also got stuck and had to be towed on roads in the Lammermuir Hills.

One Tranent man who went to the area rescued three other vehicles, each with passengers, then got stuck himself.

The A1 was also experiencing high winds at East Linton in both directions earlier today. This has now been cleared.

Drivers were advised to drive vehicles with caution.

This warning has been issued multiple times over Sunday and Monday.

Public Transport

All bus and rail services appear to be running as usual.

What to expect

The Met Office have advised there could be:

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.