Sunday, 18 March 2018

Travel warnings as snow and ice hit UK

Snow and ice are causing further disruption to road, rail and air travel in parts of the UK.

A Met Office amber warning of a possible risk to life because of snow is in place in south-west England until the early hours of Monday morning.

Airports have been shut and several sporting events have been cancelled, including the Reading half-marathon, while some roads are impassable.

In Devon, dozens of schools will be closed on Monday due to heavy snow.

BBC Weather's Sarah Ransome says despite having gritters out relentlessly, Devon is still covered in "a very heavy dump of snow".

All Flybe-operated flights departing from Exeter Airport have been cancelled for the rest of the day, while snowfall caused the temporary closure of Bristol airport on Sunday morning.

Other airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton, have urged passengers to check flight information before travelling.

Men push a car in the snow

BBC        News.

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