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Preparations for heavy snowfall continue - Scottish Government update People are being urged to avoid travel in the areas affected by the amber warning for snow which will affect parts of Scotland over the coming days. The Met Office has issued an updated amber warning, valid from 06.00 on Wednesday morning until 18.00 on Thursday, covering Highland, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. Yellow warnings for snow will remain in place for much of mainland Scotland into the weekend. The Met Office Amber Warning states that the impacts could include long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.
URGENT - please note: all East Lothian Council primary and secondary schools, local authority nurseries and specialist provision, will be CLOSED today (Wednesday), due to weather conditions.
Weather update - an Amber Alert for snow is in place. We’ll be checking in with council teams early in the morning. IF there any impacts on services or school closures we’ll post details here ASAP.
Heavy snow has potential for disruption overnight and tomorrow AM. We will advise ASAP in morning IF there are school closures. Meanwhile teams are out overnight treating priority roads, and again in morning. Footpath teams will be out early too. http://socsi.in/yaUP7
Workshop at Fisherrow Industrial Estate, Musselburgh (37 m2 - 398 sq ft) or thereby with 157m2 of secure yard space and 40m2 parking space available to lease http://socsi.in/v4vUI
For 200 years Musselburgh Racecourse has been a home to horseracing. Today a significant step was taken towards securing its future. After independent review, the council has unanimously backed option of new committee structure, with appropriate skills mix http://socsi.in/MLXZW
Your Council Tax year comes to an end in March. Have you had any difficulties keeping up to date this year? There are ways we can help starting with the useful information on our website. http://socsi.in/vO41v Get in touch today if you're struggling to pay.
One of the key themes of the Year of Young People is Enterprise and Regeneration – our young people are working hard to make Scotland a greener and more pleasant place to live. Read more about the Year of Young People on our website http://socsi.in/or1OX or visit http://socsi.in/hkBBC
While you were sleeping....gritters have been out keeping main routes in East Lothian treated as we have a current yellow warning for snow. This escalates to an amber warning on Tuesday evening. Take care. http://socsi.in/l5c7U Traffic Scotland @MetofficeSScot Ready Scotland
As we move into Monday evening, please be aware that snow is expected overnight and through Tuesday. Then an amber warning for heavy snow includes East Lothian from late Tuesday through to Thursday. http://socsi.in/LIKwN @MetofficeSScot Ready Scotland Traffic Scotland
Snow is forecast for East Lothian with a yellow warning in place from overnight on Monday. This turns to an amber warning from early Wednesday. Be prepared for travel disruption. http://socsi.in/D99v4 @MetofficeSScot Ready Scotland Traffic Scotland
Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership has been working with East Lothian Council and local community partners to identify a suitable location in Haddington for a community shelter for young people. Find out more and share your views;