After the chaos the "Beast from the East," has brought this week, Storm Emma will bring another round of snow and wind today.

The Met Office has swapped the amber weather warning to a yellow for Whitchurch however four to eight inches of snow is still expected tonight.

Patchy freezing rain may also affect the area and the public is urged to take extra care on roads and pavements.

School closures are as follows (March 2):

  • Sir John Talbot's School
  • Ellesmere Primary
  • Lakelands Academy
  • Thomas Adams, Wem
  • Tilstock Primary

Bill Kelly, chief operating officer, Network Rail Wales and Borders and Bethan Jelfs, customer services director, Arriva Trains Wales said: “Following expected heavy overnight snowfalls, extremely low temperatures and strong winds across our network passengers can still expect to experience short notice cancellations or delays on Friday March 2. Railway personnel will be working hard in extremely challenging conditions, but there is still likely to be a significant impact tomorrow due to the expected severity of the weather.

“We continue to advise people to travel only if absolutely necessary and to check their journey via where they will be able to view updated timetables as soon as they are available.

“Customers who need to travel should check before doing so and allow extra time for their journey.

“We will also be making it as easy as possible for our customers to claim compensation if their journey has been affected by these issues. Passengers can submit compensation claims”

If Shropshire Council is unable to collect any waste because of the weather you should follow this steps:

Leave your household waste bin out. If we can’t get to you on your scheduled collection day we’ll come back and collect it as soon as it is safe to do so.

Take your garden waste bin back in, and put it out on your next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Leave your recycling boxes and blue sacks out (as long as they don’t present a trip hazard). We’ll collect them as soon as it is safe to do so.

Clive Wright, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, said: “Our staff our doing a fantastic job to help keep people moving and care for our most vulnerable residents.

“Most of our buildings will be open and we will have staff in place to continue to provide essential services to Shropshire residents.

“To keep updated on current changes to services follow us on Twitter @shropcouncil and Facebook at Shropshire Council."