London City Airport’s runway forced to close by brutal snow storm ice as flights are cancelled or diverted

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LONDON City Airport has been closed due to “heavy snowfall” – causing travel chaos for passengers as flights are delayed and cancelled.

The wild snow storm also sparked severe delays on roads and railways today as temperatures plummeted to -15C and ‘flash blizzards’ wreaked havoc in the UK.

 London City Airport's runway has been forced to close after heavy snow battered the UK today

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London City Airport’s runway has been forced to close after heavy snow battered the UK today
 Passengers took to social media to vent their frustration

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Passengers took to social media to vent their frustration

A spokesman for the airport said: “Due to adverse weather (heavy snowfall) the runway has now been closed. We regret to inform you that few flights have been diverted and some have been cancelled.”

Passengers took to social media to vent their frustration, with one sharing a picture of snow falling on the runway with the caption: “Get me home safe”.

Workers have been warned to head home early tonight as thousands are already stuck on the motorways.

Images show vehicles at a standstill on icy motorways and supermarket shelves being stripped bare by panicked shoppers.

CARS ABANDONED ON MOTORWAYS

Drivers were told to avoid the M3 at all costs tonight after HGVs jackknifed in the middle of road, forcing owners to abandon their cars.

Commuters have also been urged to take caution amid fears of dangerous black ice forming on the roads as the severe weather conditions are set to continue.

Rail commuters have been told to travel earlier and Southeastern implemented its “winter weather timetable”, reducing services as rush hour.

A warning over dangerous snow and ice has been issued – after a cold blast shut thousands of schools and forced millions of Brits to stay at home today.

As the snow that was dumped on the country last night, more snow is on the way after a night which saw drivers forced to sleep in a pub, motorists trapped on the road and schoolkids unable to get home – as cops warned against travelling.

Two yellow warnings were issued today for snow and ice until 11am tomorrow, with another predicted for Monday – but only affecting Scotland and the very north of England.

Brits cleaned out supermarket shelves before getting stuck on gridlocked roads today as the country braces for -16C snow this weekend.

 London City Airport said some flights had been diverted and cancelled

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London City Airport said some flights had been diverted and cancelled
 Drivers on A33 junction 7 of M3 motorway after three lorries jack-knifed leaving drivers stranded in hours of delays on Friday February 1 2019

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Drivers on A33 junction 7 of M3 motorway after three lorries jack-knifed leaving drivers stranded in hours of delays on Friday February 1 2019
 Motorists on the M4 encounter snow and icy conditions in the West Country on February 1 as snow is expected to fall throughout the weekend

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Motorists on the M4 encounter snow and icy conditions in the West Country on February 1 as snow is expected to fall throughout the weekend
 A 4x4 Range Rover which slid off the road in the icy conditions stuck under some trees on Black Down in Dorset on

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A 4×4 Range Rover which slid off the road in the icy conditions stuck under some trees on Black Down in Dorset on
 Gridlock traffic during rush hour on the Isle of Wight on February 1

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Gridlock traffic during rush hour on the Isle of Wight on February 1





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