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Extreme weather strands train passengers and motorists overnight as Army called in

Passengers on trains and hundreds of motorists were left stranded overnight as strengthening winds caused blizzards and drifting snow across the UK.

It comes as forecasters warned the country "is not out of the woods yet".

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Snow forces closure of Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport will not reopen until 3pm. Credit: PA

Air passengers are facing travel chaos in Scotland after the extreme weather grounded flights to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Glasgow Airport was forced to shut until at least 3pm on Thursday after initially suspending operations until 11am.

Edinburgh Airport said that most airlines had cancelled all their operations until at least lunchtime.

People flying from the capital were warned to expect a "large number" of delays and cancellations.

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