Snow and ice in the United Kingdom: chaos on roads and trains, numerous flight cancellations | Domestic

Update with videoCold weather with heavy snow and frost in the UK and Ireland. Many flights have been cancelled, train connections have been canceled and traffic has come to a standstill on many roads.

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12-12-22, 12:06

The north of Scotland in particular reached -15 degrees, while parts of the south east of England struggled with snow. Another 10 centimeters of snow is expected in many places on Monday. In the south-east of England, people were advised on Sunday to use the roads only if necessary.

London’s Stansted Airport canceled all flights on Sunday evening. According to reports, the airport’s only runway has been closed due to heavy snow BBC News. London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports have also had to cancel flights and experience delays due to the weather.

Several flights to London have been delayed or cancelled, according to Schiphol and Rotterdam The Hague airport sites. There are also flights from Eindhoven Airport to London. Brabant Airport has not yet reported any disruptions on its website and social media channels.

Dozens of daily flights to London’s Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City Airports depart from Schiphol alone. In Eindhoven and Rotterdam it is about several flights.

The code is yellow

The British Meteorological Service has issued a code yellow for large parts of the United Kingdom due to snow and ice formation. Dense fog is also seen in some parts of the country. The warning will remain in effect through Monday morning. Winter weather disrupts rail traffic and causes accidents on highways.

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According to Dailymail Hundreds of people and their vehicles were stuck in the snow overnight on the A25 motorway north of London. At least four children fell through the ice while playing on the ice at a lake in Birmingham. They were rescued from the icy water by emergency services. They were taken to hospitals in critical condition.

Dozens of schools in England have been closed due to cold weather and traffic problems.

Snow working on the taxiway at Manchester Airport. © Reuters


Irish authorities are warning people that provincial roads are often slippery, including ‘icy fog’. The cold wave will last until at least December 16, with temperatures above zero only on the coast.

Cars covered in snow in Camden, North London.
Cars covered in snow in Camden, North London. © AB

A London resident builds a snowman in a park against the backdrop of Big Ben.
A London resident builds a snowman in a park against the backdrop of Big Ben. © Reuters

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