SCHOOLS and nurseries in the Wee County will remain closed tomorrow (Friday), Clackmannanshire Council confirmed.

Every available resource is out to treat roads and footways in the Wee County, said the chief executive.

While the red warning has expired, an amber alert remains in place and more snow is expected to fall.

A statement from the council said: “Given the continuing weather and road conditions, all Clackmannanshire schools and nurseries will remain closed on Friday 2 March.

"The situation in respect of Monday, March 5, will be assessed on Sunday and advice issued by noon."

Yesterday, Elaine McPherson, council chief executive, added: “Along with many parts of Scotland, Clackmannanshire is facing challenging weather conditions.

“The council’s Incident Management Team has met three times in the last 48 hours and will continue to do so until the severe weather has passed.

"Every effort is being made to maintain essential services and to minimise the impact of the severe weather.

“Every available resource has been out treating priority roads and footways through the day and night to deal with repeated snow showers, and this will continue throughout the bad weather.”

Meanwhile, the by-election in the Clackmannanshire North ward will go ahead as planned.

The Advertiser understands there are no provisions in law for the adjournment or abandonment of a poll due to adverse weather, nor can the voting be postponed.

For details on the council's priority routes, click here.