ALMOST all schools in Inverclyde reopened today after days of disruption caused by snow.

All secondary schools are open to pupils and staff and the vast majority of primaries are fully operational too, but most nurseries were shut.

Craigmarloch and Lomond View Academy are closed to pupils today but open to staff.

Lady Alice Primary is closed to pupils but open to staff, along with Whinhill Primary.

All children’s centres and nurseries, except those attached to open primary schools, were closed to children but open to staff, with Aileymill, Blairmore and Newark nurseries open.

No breakfast clubs were able to operate this morning and pupils were allowed to arrive at school up until 10am.

Parents and pupils helped council staff to clear school grounds of snow yesterday, with people pitching in at Ardgowan Primary, Newark Primary and elsewhere.

Meanwhile the area has largely returned to normal, with roads clear, rail services back in action and shop shelves being restocked as deliveries get through.

Trains started running to and from Inverclyde yesterday morning after four days where services were cancelled.

The council confirmed yesterday that its older people and learning disability day services would be closed for today — including the McPherson Centre in Gourock, Fitzgerald Centre and Hillend Centre in Greenock — but it’s expected that a full service will be delivered from tomorrow.

Bin collections have resumed, with teams starting by picking up missed bins where streets are accessible.

Temperatures should remain steady at four degrees today as the thaw continues, but Inverclyde remains subject to a yellow weather warning for snow and ice until 11.55pm tonight.