The gritters are now out in force with yellow weather warnings for ice in place in East Renfrewshire until lunchtime tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17).

A yellow warning for snow and ice is currently in place for the whole of Scotland until 11.59pm tonight.

A yellow warning for ice, meanwhile, will be in place for East Renfrewshire and some other areas in Scotland from midnight until 12pm tomorrow.

Following sleet and snowfall today, the Met Office said that “a fairly widespread ice risk is expected overnight into Wednesday morning.”

People are being warned to expect icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, and some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

A post by East Renfrewshire Council on X, formerly known as Twitter, said “Gritters will treat priority routes from 4pm and will then be patrolling the area this evening.

“From 4am tomorrow, priority routes will be gritted again before teams begin salting additional routes.”

The warning in place until 11.59pm tonight for snow and ice has prompted the Met Office to warn people to expect possible travel delays on roads, stranding some vehicles and passengers.

The Met Office has also stated that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

There also could be delays or cancellations to rail and air travel, as a result of the current weather.