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Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales

09:59 PM December 10, 2017
Snow in England - 9 Dec 2017

People brave the cold as snow continues to fall near Castleton, England, Saturday Doc. 9, 2017, as widespread disruption is expected across large parts of the UK. Forecasters are warning that some communities could be cut off as temperatures plummet and heavy snow settles on the region. (Photo by JOHN GILES / PA via AP)

LONDON — Snow is causing travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting down roads and causing traffic accidents.

Birmingham and London Stansted Airports suspended flights as runways were cleared. The airports both advised passengers to contact their airlines to check their flight status.

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“Please be advised that flight delays and cancellations are expected due to the adverse weather conditions,” Stansted warned.

The M1 motorway — the main highway between London and northeast England – was partially closed in Leicestershire.

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Police in Wales warned against all but the most essential travel amid persistent snowfall that is forecast to last throughout the day. Strong winds slammed into Welch coast.

The Met Office warned of wind and rain for London and southern England, with gusts of up to 70 mph (110 kph) predicted. Parts of the British capital were coated with snow Sunday morning.

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