Commuters using services from South West Trains, and who endured a miserable day as a number of routes were affected by snow today, have received welcome news ahead of Thursday's commute.
A full, normal South West Trains service is planned to run on Thursday 6 December.From @NRE_SWT on Twitter:
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.
A gritter crashed through the wall of a pub car park after it skidded on ice in Keighley, West Yorkshire.
Good Morning, no snow issues as Gatwick, we're operating to schedule, please check with your airline for your specific flight.From @Gatwick_Airport on Twitter:
Ryanair have cancelled all flights scheduled to take-off before 9am, leaving "lots of grumpy, bleary-eyed people" waiting, one passenger told ITV News.
The runways at Heathrow Airport were de-iced this morning but all flights are running as usual and there have been no delays or cancellations, a spokeswoman said.
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.