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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Travel misery for commuters as trains affected by snow

On the railways there were a number of routes that were affected by the snow, causing misery for commuters.

No trains were able to run between Watford Junction in Hertfordshire and Harrow and Wealdstone in north west London, while snow caused disruption between London and Reading in Berkshire.

Trains were unable to run between Barnes and Hounslow via Brentford in west London, while there were delays between London and Ashford International in Kent and also between Sevenoaks in Kent and Hither Green in south east London.


Runway closed at Stansted for more than two hours

Flights were suspended from taking off and landing at Stansted Airport from 6am to 8.20am as the runway was closed due to heavy snow, a spokesman said.

It's one of our busiest times of the day, the first wave of flights. Obviously there will be a knock-on effect but at the moment we are just concentrating on getting things back to normal.

Passengers are advised to check with their airline before they travel and are urged to take extra time to get to the airport as the roads surrounding the area are "treacherous".


Runway at Luton 'closed for an hour' due to snow

The runway at Luton Airport was closed for about an hour this morning and there have been delays to some flights, a spokesman for the airport said.

The runway was de-iced and has now re-opened but passengers are warned that there could be further delays to flights as a "knock-on effect".

We had to close the runway for about an hour this morning as a precautionary measure. I think the snow took everyone by surprise this morning.

There have been a couple of delays this morning and we expect there to be a knock-on effect just as we get the service back up and running.

– David roach, spokesman for London Luton Aiport

Passengers are advised to check with their airline and the airport's website before they travel.

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