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World Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed

20:51  11 december  2017
20:51  11 december  2017 Source:   ap.org

Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos

  Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos Hundreds of flights have been cancelled in the Netherlands and Belgium.Nearly 300 KLM flights were cancelled at Schiphol, while Brussels airport scrapped at least 50.

Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in britain , schools closed LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain , with

London - Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travellers in Britain , with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. With temperatures dropping overnight as low as minus 11.6°C, hundreds of schools were closed on Monday.

People walk through snow on the coast at Whitley Bay, north east England, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. Snow and wintry weather is continuing to wreak havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP) © The Associated Press People walk through snow on the coast at Whitley Bay, north east England, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. Snow and wintry weather is continuing to wreak havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

LONDON — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted Monday.

With temperatures predicted to drop overnight to as low as minus 12 Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit), transport officials worked on cleanup. Hundreds of schools were closed and airports struggled under the weight of flight delays.

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales

  Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales Snow is causing travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting down roads and causing traffic accidents.Birmingham and London Stansted Airports suspended flights as runways were cleared. The airports both advised passengers to contact their airlines to check their flight status."Please be advised that flight delays and cancellations are expected due to the adverse weather conditions," Stansted warned.The M1 motorway — the main highway between London and northeast England — was partially closed in Leicestershire.

London - Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travellers in Britain , with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. With temperatures dropping overnight as low as minus 11.6°C, hundreds of schools were closed on Monday.

LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain , with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. With temperatures dropping overnight as low as minus 11.6 Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit), hundreds of schools were closed Monday.

"The worst of the snowfall is behind us," said Grahame Madge of the Met Office. "It's now more about dealing with the weather we've had."

Europe's largest airport, Heathrow, warned that hundreds of flights would be cancelled as it cleared the backlog of flights delayed by Sunday's snowfall.

In the world of interconnected air travel, any extended disruption quickly leaves planes and flight crews out of position, knocking them out of the rotation for their next assignments. Airlines are also responsible for de-icing their aircraft, and some have more capacity than others to do so.

"The airport remains open and is operating three-quarters of scheduled flights," Heathrow said in statement. "Before coming to the airport, passengers must check their flight status with their airline."

National Rail said poor weather conditions are affecting travel across England and Wales. Trains on Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Great Western, and Virgin Trains are also being affected by delays.

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