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UK: Runways shut as snow blankets Manchester 00:29

UK: Runways shut as snow blankets Manchester

United Kingdom, Manchester
January 30, 2019 at 11:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Manchester Airport had to temporarily close its two runways on Wednesday due to heavy snow, forcing the cancellation and diversion of flights to and from the airport.

By 10:45 GMT the runways were reopened but many flights remain delayed and passengers have been advised to check the status of their flights before travelling to the airport.

More than 200 schools across the Greater Manchester area are reportedly shut due to the adverse weather conditions, while Liverpool Airport was also forced to temporarily close its runway on Wednesday morning.

UK: Runways shut as snow blankets Manchester 00:29
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Manchester Airport had to temporarily close its two runways on Wednesday due to heavy snow, forcing the cancellation and diversion of flights to and from the airport.

By 10:45 GMT the runways were reopened but many flights remain delayed and passengers have been advised to check the status of their flights before travelling to the airport.

More than 200 schools across the Greater Manchester area are reportedly shut due to the adverse weather conditions, while Liverpool Airport was also forced to temporarily close its runway on Wednesday morning.

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