REVISED yellow weather warnings have been issued for snow and ice by the Met Office as Clacks prepares for cold and unsettled weather.

A yellow warning for snow remains in place for Clackmannanshire and the central belt, extending far south into England, for Thursday, March 9.

An area of low pressure is expected to bring snow to central England on Thursday morning, which is expected to slowly move north during the day before clearing to the south-east on Friday.

Up to 10-15cm of snow is expected widely with a chance that 25-40cm could fall in some places.

There is also a potential for strong winds which may lead to blizzard conditions.

Ice is likely to develop widely on Friday night as the weather system clears away.

For commuters, nearby Fife is included in a yellow warning for snow and ice from 5pm today (Wednesday, March 8) until Thursday morning.

SP Energy Networks has issued safety advice with snow expected to cause cause traffic delays and cancellations and the potential for power supplies and mobile phone coverage to be affected.

Guy Jefferson, chief operating officer, said: “Forecast snow means that potential damage to our power lines is more likely and it’s important our customers are fully prepared, just in case.

“We have additional staff on hand and are ready to mobilise for any potential network impacts.

“If you experience a power cut, please report it to us as quickly as possible by calling the national emergency helpline on 105.

“The sooner we know about any power cuts, the quicker we can make sure power is restored to anyone impacted.”

People are urged to remember or keep the 105 emergency helpline on hand.

Advice for householders is also to store and keep easily accessible a battery or wind-up torch.

Residents are advised to beware of fallen power lines – always treat them as live and report them by calling 105.

Mobile phones should be kept charged while analogue phones that do not run off the main supply are also an option.

Heating may not work if power goes out, people are advised to keep extra blankets nearby and close window shutters, blinds or curtains to help keep the heat in.