Heavy snow briefly closes runways at Britain's Manchester Airport


Heavy snowfall forced Manchester Airport in northern England to close both its runways temporarily on Thursday as Britain's weather service issued warnings of further snow and ice.

The airport said at around 6:20am (0620 GMT) that the runways were closed before announcing about two-and-a-half hours later that operations had resumed. It told passengers to contact airlines about their flights.

Britain's Met Office forecast "wintry showers bringing further disruption" from ice and snow across parts of Northern Ireland, Wales, northwest England and southwest Scotland.

Cheap flights with cashback

Heavy snowfall forced Manchester Airport in northern England to close both its runways temporarily on Thursday as Britain's weather service issued warnings of further snow and ice.

The airport said at around 6:20am (0620 GMT) that the runways were closed before announcing about two-and-a-half hours later that operations had resumed. It told passengers to contact airlines about their flights.

Britain's Met Office forecast "wintry showers bringing further disruption" from ice and snow across parts of Northern Ireland, Wales, northwest England and southwest Scotland.


Source: Reuters

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post