Airport delays due to snow

Snow across the UK is affecting. There is also disruption and possible flight cancellations at Luton. Stansted, Aberdeen and Manchester Airports.

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Airfield cleared at Stansted after snow disruption

Snow vehicle at Stansted
A snow vehicle, one of 50 at Stansted Airport, clears the airfield after earlier disruption. Credit: Twitter / Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport, which earlier closed after overnight snow, has underlined the scale of the task when inclement weather hits.

The airport's Twitter feed revealed it must clear 1.2 million square metres of paved surfaces and 20kms of airside roads when heavy snow falls.

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Cold snap to remain for 'some time'

Michael Dukes, director of forecasting at MeteoGroup said the cold snap was due to remain for "some time yet".

There has been a band of sleet and snow moving through parts of the east Midlands, east England and south east England late in the night, towards morning.

It has produced only one or two centimetres in places, it is not very much. Most of the snow has been on higher ground but there has been a little bit of snow on lower ground as well.

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