Residents in East Renfrewshire are being urged to take care if travelling as heavy showers cover the area in a blanket of snow.

A yellow weather warning is in place until 8pm today and warns that “frequent heavy snow showers are expected, along with very gusty winds and a chance of frequent lightning affecting some places”.

The Met Office says “there is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations" as transport services are affected and “there is also a chance some vehicles and passengers could become stranded”.

Power cuts may also occur, with the potential to affect other services such as mobile phone coverage.

Gritters were out throughout the night treating priority routes and continue to do so this morning.

In a social media post, a spokesperson for East Renfrewshire Council said that “teams will then move on to grit additional routes including rural roads” and “pavements across the area will be gritted and grit bins refilled.”

“Take care if you’re travelling,” they added.

Amid travel chaos at least one school reported issues with a number of school buses struggling to collect pupils this morning.

After one bus company advised Mearns Castle High that they were unable to attend, the school later thanked Abbey Coaches for undertaking additional runs to check for any young people still waiting at picking up points.