Pupils told not to attend school until 11am after heavy snowfall

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SCHOOL pupils in Midlothian are being urged not to arrive at school until 11am today after heavy snowfall this morning.

Midlothian Council took to Twitter to warn parents and pupils of the adverse weather.

It said: “Alert - due to snow this morning, pupils should not attend for school until 11am if possible, this morning.

“However, if already on your way, don’t worry, there will be staff present.”

The heavy snow overnight and this morning is causing severe traffic problems in Midlothian. There are reports of buses and lorries becoming stuck in Penicuik and traffic is at a standstill in some areas.

READ MORE: Delays on Edinburgh City Bypass after lane blocked

Commuters make their way through the heavy snow.

Commuters make their way through the heavy snow.

Snow is also believed to be causing problems in West Lothian - with Livingston, Bathgate and Whitburn affected.

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