Clydebank and north-west Glasgow are hoping to return to almost normal on Monday morning as the remains of the Beast from the East slowly continues to melt.

Schools are reopening but councils accepted not all pupils might be able to get in. Early learning centres will stay closed in West Dunbartonshire and breakfast clubs won’t operate on Monday.

Glasgow City Council said all its schools and nurseries would re-open and would notify parents if there were any issues at particular sites. They said they are also working to catch up on rubbish and recycling collections.

The Met Office on Sunday issued a yellow severe weather warning for snow and ice into Tuesday as agencies continued to caution residents.

In a statement on Facebook, West Dunbartonshire Council stated: "Following extensive efforts by both our own teams and welcome assistance from parent volunteers, we have cleared a number of schools grounds.

"As a result schools will open as usual with a flexible arrival time until 9.45am tomorrow. The decision to open has been taken based on the condition of the school premises.

"We are aware that the snow accumulated on pavements and footways in local areas may make the walk to school challenging. We would ask that any child or young person walking to school tomorrow is accompanied by a parent or carer.

"Although the buildings are open, it is for parents and carers to consider the condition of the safe walking route to their school and decide whether or not to send their child.

"If your child is not attending tomorrow we would ask that you contact the school to let them know.

"All early learning centres will remain closed tomorrow. Parents and carers of ELCs should continue to monitor the page for further updates tomorrow.

"Please be aware that parking will be extremely difficult and is not recommended given the current weather conditions.

"Breakfast clubs will not operate tomorrow.

"Thank you again for your patience during these unprecedented weather conditions."

They added: "Kilpatrick School building will reopen tomorrow however please note due the weather, transport will not be available. 

"Staff will be in the building to welcome pupils who are able to attend."

ScotRail declared “We have defeated #TheBeastFromTheEast” on Sunday afternoon, thanking customers for their patience and declaring the railway open. But they said “alterations” might still happen to the schedule and to check journeys ahead of travelling.

First Glasgow said Faifley Road was still inaccessible, as were parts of Drumchapel and Knightswood. Cars abandoned on side streets made them difficult to clear.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “The extreme weather we have been experiencing is almost unprecedented in its severity, and has clearly presented major challenges to Scotland’s infrastructure.  

“Conditions have improved significantly in many parts of the country but I would urge the Scottish public to remain vigilant. Yellow (be aware) weather warnings are still in place across all but the most westerly parts of Scotland, and in most parts ice and surface water will create challenges for drivers on some minor roads.

“The advice from Police Scotland is travel with caution in all areas, and drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and check weather forecasts.”