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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Deep Freeze Hits Britain: Manchester And Liverpool Airports Are CLOSED, Schools Are Shut And Millions Face Travel chaos

UK weather: Flights grounded at Manchester Airport as deep freeze hits
Manchester Airport was closed this morning as workers desperately tried to clear the runway of snow, with passengers complaining of 'mayhem' as people were stuck on planes and flights redirected to other airports. Customers complained of a lack of updates on the situation, with one tweeting: 

'I'll never understand why airports in Switzerland and Austria all cope with meters of snow and yet Manchester Airport shuts after 5cm of the stuff?' Liverpool Airport also temporarily halted flights. Some 115 schools were closed across Greater Manchester today - including at least six in each of Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Stockport and Rochdale - plus another 11 in Staffordshire. 



A woman clears the snow and ice from her car this morning in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, amid sub-zero conditions
Customers complained of a lack of updates on the situation, with one tweeting: 'I'll never understand why airports in Switzerland and Austria all cope with meters of snow and yet Manchester Airport shuts after 5cm of the stuff?' 

Liverpool Airport also temporarily halted flights. The airports, which faced disruption despite warnings of snow by the Met Office, both insisted their airfield teams had worked through the night to try to keep the runways clear. 

Some 115 schools were closed across Greater Manchester today, mostly due to the dangerous road and pavement conditions - including at least six in each of Bolton, Bury, Oldham and Stockport - plus another 11 in Staffordshire.

Various other schools have closed around the UK today. Much Woolton Catholic Primary School near Liverpool announced its snow day on Twitter, asking for 'creative ideas' to make the most of a blanket covering the grounds. 



Cars travel on an icy road near Sevenoaks in Kent today as significant snow hits the South East for the first time this winter

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