All flights out of Birmingham Airport were suspended this morning after heavy snowfall overnight.
The runway was covered and had to be cleared before the airport could start operating normally again.
A spokesman for the airport said: ‘We have temporarily suspended flights whilst we clear the runway.
‘Our teams are working hard to get flights in/out as soon as they can and we will keep the website up to date with latest information.
‘We advise you to leave more time for your journey to the airport.
‘We apologise for any delays suffered but safety is our number one priority.’
— Birmingham Airport (@bhx_official) December 10, 2017
Elsewhere in the UK there was also major disruption from the snow, with roads closed in many areas.
A north-bound section of the M1 was closed in Leicestershire due to numerous vehicles being stranded.
Police forces in Wales and across the Midlands urged motorists not to travel unless ‘absolutely necessary’ as they deal with surging calls.
The Met Office issued an amber weather warning that will be in place until 6pm.
Up to 10cm is expected to build up quite widely, with 15-20cm in some spots, raising the prospect of roads becoming impassable.
The amber alert is accompanied by a yellow warning of wind for parts of eastern England, London and the South East, the South West and Wales that could bring ‘short-term loss of power and other services’ as well as transport disruption.
London and the rest of southern England and Wales will instead be lashed by strong winds and rain, where gusts could reach 70mph, according to the Met Office.
To check the flight schedules, check the departures/arrivals page.
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