London airports snow update and runway closures - 18th December
Saturday 18, December 2010
Poor weather conditions across the United Kingdom and Mainland Europe continue to cause difficulties.
Following earlier snowfall, Gatwick's runway is currently closed until at least 15:00 with no departing or arriving flights. The airport teams are making good progress with runway clearance. There has been no snowfall since 11:00 although some snow is forecast for the rest of the afternoon.
The advice to passengers is to check with their airline before setting out for the airport. There is significant disruption to the rail network and local roads so passengers should check with transport operators before travelling.
Heathrow's runways are currently closed until at least 16:00 to allow snow clearing and to keep the airport safe. The Police have also closed several access roads because of dangerous driving conditions.
London Luton - Airport Closed until 00:00
London Stansted - Airport Closed for arrivals until 20:00
Manchester - Airport Open, but experiencing severe de-icing delays
Belfast Int - Airport Open, disruption possible due to earlier snowfall
Belfast City - Airport Closed due to snowfall until after 12:00
Birmingham - Airport Closed due to snowfall until 14:00
Bristol - Airport Open, but experiencing severe de-icing delays
Bournemouth - Airport Closed due to snow until after 14:00
Liverpool - Airport Open, but experiencing severe de-icing delays
*All times are in GMT
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