VIDEO: Beast from the East brings snow to Scotland with Amber weather warnings extended even further west

THE Met Office has updated its weather warnings as snow continues to affect wide parts of the country.

The Amber warning. in place across most of Scotland until 6pm tomorrow, has been extended further westwards.

Where the weather warning is in place (Met Office)

Police Scotland have urged people who live in or intend to travel to affected areas to avoid taking to the roads.

Superintendent Helen Harrison, who is in charge of the multi-agency command centre at Bilston Glen, said: “Overnight we have seen the weather worsen and the Amber warning across large parts of Scotland means we are urging people to avoid travelling on the roads for the duration of the warning.

“The forecast remains for frequent and heavy snow showers in the Amber warning area and already, since midnight, we have seen various minor collisions and other incidents that we have responded to with emergency services colleagues.

“This reflects the worsening driving conditions and hazardous road surfaces and people must consider if their journey is absolutely necessary. We are experiencing high levels of disruption on the roads and I would appeal to people not to put themselves and others at risk by travelling on the roads today.”

Most schools across the country have been closed for the day, and tonight’s three fixtures in the Scottish Premiership have been postponed.

Rail services are also subject to delays and cancellations.