Snow and Ice Disrupt UK Flights

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Snow and ice are cancelling flights from several London area airports today.

London’s Stansted Airport reports that travelers should expect flight delays and cancellations due to the adverse weather conditions. London’s Luton Airport reports that the airport remains open and the runway is operational; however, some airlines have cancelled or delayed flights in order to allow for time to de-ice the aircraft.

In all cases, travelers should allow for extra travel time to and from the airport and check with their airline for the status of their flight before leaving for the airport.

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EasyJet reports that it has delayed or cancelled a number of flights due to the weather. Customers can check the status of their flight on the EasyJet Flight Tracker here.

Similarly, Express.co.uk reports that a number of flights are canceled on Ryanair.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain and snow for the Midlands, London and the South East, the North West, South West and Yorkshire and the Humber. A separate ice warning has also been issued for Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, the Humber and the North East in England and the Highlands, Grampian, Lothian and Borders, Strathclyde and Orkney and Shetland in Scotland. The wintry weather has also closed the southbound M1 near Lutterworth in Leicestershire following an accident, as well as knocked out power to thousands of homes.

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