- A red weather warning for snow – meaning a risk to life and widespread damage – has been issued, as the “Beast from the East” continues to hold Britain in a dangerously icy grip.
- It urged people to “take action now” to protect themselves – warning of blocked roads, stranded vehicles, “long interruptions” to power and the risk of communities being cut off “for several days”
- The alert came as heavy snow and freezing temperatures continued to cause transport havoc across the UK after a night in which temperatures dropped to lows of -11C (12.2F).
- Public transport is again widely affected, with many rail operators reporting that disruption will continue throughout Wednesday and more flights expected to be cancelled. Glasgow airport announced the suspension of all flights for the rest of the day.
- Another warning covering London, the East Midlands and the east of England is in force until 10am on Thursday. A yellow weather warning for snow covering vast swathes of the UK has been extended until 9am on Saturday.
- Severe weather has caused more travel disruption on the roads, to flights and to trains. Travellers were urged to check the latest situation before setting off on their journeys.
- The official’s said “Our advice is simple. Please consider whether your journey is essential. If not, then take the safe option and avoid travelling until the weather conditions improve.”
- London City Airport saw at least 98 flights cancelled. An additional six inbound flights were diverted or returned to their departure airports.
- “We would advise passengers not to travel to the airport and anyone with travel plans should contact their airline directly for flight information.”
- These conditions explain that the home office will also be not able to work out the immigration process due to severe weather conditions.
- Even applicants who go for same day submission would have to wait until the weather conditions get better.
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