London City Airport is closed due to ‘heavy snow fall’ – causing travel chaos for passengers as flights are delayed and cancelled.
The east London airport said: "Due to adverse weather (heavy snow fall) the runway has now been closed. We regret to inform you that few flights have been diverted and some have been cancelled."
London was earlier placed under a new Met Office weather warning for snow.
Forecaster warned: "Additional late afternoon and early evening snow may cause some further travel disruption.
What to expect
- Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
- Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
- Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
In the capital there was likely to be a further 2-3cm (1in) of snow.
In some places, particularly hills over 150m, there could be 3-7cm (1-3in).
The places covered by the warning are Bracknell Forest, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Wokingham and Wiltshire.
The closure comes after snow and ice has forced other airports across the country to close.
Earlier today, Bristol Airport was shut as the region received heavy snow – with blizzard conditions.
Flights were cancelled as teams urgently cleared the runway.
Some passengers have instead been taken “by road” to other airports, including Birmingham.
Heathrow has also hit hard by the weather as British Airways confirmed last night, some of their short haul flights for this morning would be delayed or cancelled.
In a statement they said: "We recognise the uncertainty that the bad weather may be causing customers, and have offered those due to travel on short-haul flights to/from Heathrow the opportunity to postpone their journey.
"Due to the adverse weather conditions predicted, we have been forced to cancel and merge a number of short-haul flights today to ensure that we protect the rest of our schedule. "
Surviving the cold weather
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