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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 8 December, 2019

More UK flights cancelled due to heavy snowfall and ice

Hundreds of stranded passengers slept at Heathrow Airport overnight after almost 400 flights were cancelled yesterday.

Image: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

ANOTHER DAY OF SNOW and ice across Britain has forced airports to cancel hundreds of flights into and out of the country.

It comes after almost 400 flights were cancelled at London’s Heathrow Airport yesterday, which left many passengers stranded on planes for hours or forced to sleep on floors inside the building.

A spokesperson for the Dublin Airport Authority told just one flight for Britain was cancelled this morning, a British Airways flight scheduled for Heathrow.

Snow ploughs clearing the snow at Heathrow Airport. (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

Heathrow Airport, one of the busiest in the world, is asking passengers to check flight details with airlines before coming to the airport.

Yesterday, it took 24 vehicles to clear the two runways, a Heathrow spokeswoman said.

People stranded at Heathrow Airport. (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

British Airways said they were doing everything they could to help customers whose flights have been disrupted and offered the option to rebook flights at a later date.

Passengers waiting to re-book their flights in Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport. (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

Britain’s weather agency, the Met Office, issued a “yellow warning”  to the public and emergency responders saying that “the severe or hazardous weather has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption.”

Drivers are also being warned of icy roads across the UK.

Read: Met Éireann warns of ‘blizzard conditions’ as first snow arrives >

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