Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow Snarls Heathrow and Gatwick (Updated)

Headed to or from Heathrow Airport any time soon? A freak snowfall has London tied in knots, with a huge mess at Heathrow, which was closed today as conditions deteriorated. Operations at Gatwick Airport also were severely restricted.

Earlier, Heathrow had issued this statement:

"Due to the current heavy snow fall at Heathrow Airport, flights to and from the airport today will be subject to significant delays and cancellations. Please check with your airline for the latest information before leaving for the airport.

"Services on Heathrow Express are currently suspended and a very limited service is operating on Heathrow Connect trains between Heathrow and Paddington. With bus and rail services affected and difficult road conditions across the country, please take extra care and time if you do intend traveling to the airport."

Here's a London evening newspaper report, which says more snow is on the way and that freezing weather will linger all week.


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