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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Scotland Yard said the male youths will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
Windy this weekend with gales across northwestern parts of the UK. Rain spreading southeast.
Greater Manchester Police said "inquiries are ongoing to fully understand the circumstances of the incident."