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The current Amber weather warning for Renfrewshire has been extended until 10am on Friday 2 March, and conditions will remain very challenging into tomorrow. As a result we have decided to keep all Renfrewshire schools and nurseries closed tomorrow.

We do have some staff in our customer contact centre at council HQ in Paisley and they can be reached on 0300 300 0300 but we ask you only do so for urgent or emergency calls. Our Paisley customer service centre remains open but Renfrew and Johnstone are closed today and tomorrow.

Essential services – such as care at home and some social work services – will operate to the best of our ability. Our thanks go to all staff who have been working under very difficult conditions to keep vital services operating. Council staff should contact their line manager for advice on how their service is affected.

All bin collections today and tomorrow have been postponed – these bins will be collected at their next scheduled collection date for that colour of bin. Any excess waste left at the side of the bin will also be collected.

All facilities run by Renfrewshire Leisure – including leisure centres, libraries, town halls and commnunity centres, will also remain closed tomorrow.

Our roads staff have been out all night working to keep things moving. Snow ploughs are out clearing the roads alongside our gritting teams and they will continue to work overnight to tackle severe weather, which is unprecedented.

We are sure you appreciate we cannot get to every street and have to focus our resources on the main roads. Please also bear in mind the heavy snowfall can affect the gritting process.

Please only travel if completely necessary during the Amber weather warning and continue to follow the advice of the emergency services.

Check @metofficescot for weather updates and @policesscotland and Traffic Scotland for the latest travel information.

We will continue to issue any updates via the council website and social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. #StaySafe #RenReady