COUNCIL chiefs are unable to empty wheelie bins today because of the snow.

Renfrewshire Council said refuse bin collection staff are unable to carry out collections because of the wintry weather.

Council staff have also now announced on Facebook collections will be cancelled tomorrow and those bins will not be collected until the next scheduled day for that colour of bin.

Temperatures across Scotland have dropped as low as -10C while the worst affected areas could see up to 40cm of snow.

The latest statement from the council said: "The Met Office has now issued a red weather warning for Renfrewshire and parts of Scotland due to extreme weather conditions expected later today - running from 3pm today until 10am tomorrow.

"All bin collections today and tomorrow will be cancelled and those bins will not be collected until the next scheduled collection day for that colour of bin. At that time we will also collect any excess waste left at the side of the bins

"As it stands the conditions are making things very challenging but our gritters and snow ploughs have been out overnight and will stay out all today.

!We are sure you appreciate we can't get to every residential street but all main roads are open at present. Our street teams have also been out since 5.30am helping to clear the snow from pavements.

"Obviously the situation may change so we advise you keep an eye on the Met Office for weather updates and follow Police Scotland and Traffic Scotland."