Snow forces airport closure

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Published: Wednesday 21st January 2015 by The News Editor

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Heavy snowfall overnight has caused disruption across parts of the country and forced a major airport to close temporarily.

Yorkshire appears to have been worst hit, with morning commuters facing difficult driving conditions.

Leeds Bradford Airport closed due to the snowfall but has told passengers to arrive as normal.

A spokesman for the airport said it would be shut until 9am after around 5cm of snow came down during the night.

The spokesman said snow ploughs and gritters were working along the runways and passengers should arrive as normal, but expect knock-on delays.

Holidaymakers had so far been understanding about the problems caused by the difficult weather conditions, the spokesman added.

West Yorkshire Police warned people to take extra care on the roads, posting on Twitter: “Please take extra care when driving today in these cold & icy conditions. We want you to get to your destination safely.”

The Met Office is forecasting further snow for the region and many other parts of the UK during the morning.

A yellow warning of snow is in place for the west coast of Scotland, Northern Ireland, north-west England and much of the Midlands.

Published: Wednesday 21st January 2015 by The News Editor

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