Snowstorm Halts Flights at Heathrow Airport

12 December, 2017, 17:55 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • Some flights cancelled from UK to Ireland due to snow

The snow-storms in Britain have grounded flights, closed roads and left whole towns without power.

British Airways planes have been hit by problems at Heathrow caused by adverse weather. A number of outbound and inbound flights have been delayed.

The M1 motorway, one of the most important highways in the country, remained closed on Sunday on a stretch in Leicestershire due to broken-down vehicles.

London Heathrow airport is warning travellers to be wary of delays and cancellations, with British Airways telling travelers via its Twitter feed they can claim a refund or rebook their journey, rather than flying on December 11 or 12. Passengers waited for hours in lines that wound through the airport to speak with airline representatives.

Ireland West Airport is open for business however, after specialist equipment was deployed to clear snow from the runway this morning. "Passengers were taken from Manchester back to Birmingham on coaches".




"We have put a flexible re-booking policy in place so that all customers due to fly from Heathrow today, Sunday December 10 and tomorrow, Monday December 11 can re-book to travel on alternative flights until Monday December 18".

Meanwhile, long-haul inbound flights from Dubai, Mumbai and NY landed at Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin respectively, the Independent reported.

Severe weather is forecast across North Wales and central England, and snow has already fallen on parts of Powys, Herefordshire and Shropshire at a rate of several centimetres an hour.

Power has now been restored to more than 100,000 homes, following the heaviest snowfall in the United Kingdom in four years. Insane that other countries deal with snow all the time but the United Kingdom is at a standstill'.

Brutal winds shut down ferry services between the southern Spanish port of Algeciras and Tangiers in Morocco, while also shuttering some schools in southern Spain.

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