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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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.