1. ITV Report

Beast from the East: Impact continues

The region continues to be affected by the cold weather. Credit: Brenda Faulds

Thousands across the South of Scotland and Cumbria are continuing to deal with the aftermath of the Beast from the East.

A yellow warning for snow from the Met Office remains in place until 23:55 on Saturday, bringing further snow showers to the Borders region.

Most key roads across the area are open - with plows and gritters now focussing on clearing smaller B and C roads.

However the A68 between Hundalee and Carter Bar is closed.

Some people remain cut off because of the snow, with ongoing access problems in more rural areas.

On the rail network, services between Carlisle and Glasgow were suspended for the fourth day - as Scotrail continued to clear huge snowdrifts on the line.

Hundreds have been forced to abandon journeys or take to the roads as no official replacement buses are operating.

Virgin Trains say tickets will be valid up to and including Tuesday 6th March.

Some farmers are reporting livestock deaths as sheep get lost or stuck in snow drifts. A number of dairy farmers have also had to throw away milk as lorries have not been able to access their farms to take milk away.

All schools are currently set to reopen on Monday.