Manchester Airport closed, Flights Canceled as Snow hits the UK

Runways at major UK airports has reportedly been shut down by heavy snow and has brought travel disruption to commuters as temperatures plunged across the country.



Manchester Airport said on Twitter that it has temporarily shut its runways to clear snow. Liverpool Airport also closed its runway for about four hours while heavy snow was cleared from the runway. It reopened at 9:50 a.m. (4:50 a.m. ET).
Both airports have however advised people to check the status of their flight before traveling.
Frustrated passengers tweeted they have been stuck at the airports or on planes since early morning.

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Weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued for areas around England, and police and road authorities have warned of dangerous driving conditions in the Midlands and north of the country.
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After reports of multiple collisions, Greater Manchester police have charged drivers to be careful, and the UK’s national weather service, the Met Office, issued a yellow warning for ice and snow covering much of the UK on Wednesday.
Parts of France are also under a weather warning after heavy snow fall, Météo France,as warned by the French national meteorological service.
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