Heavy Snow Across the UK: Met Office Warns About A Possibility of Flooding

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Heavy snow is producing transport difficulties across the United Kingdom after the Met Office released a series of weather warnings.

The poor weather conditions caused London Stansted to close one of its runways earlier in the day and suspend its flights. The runway has reopened. However, the closure has caused ongoing delays and cancellations.

The airport has advised its passengers to check their flight status before going to the airport.

In a yellow warning for snow and rain covering London and the south east of England, the forecasting service said that people should anticipate heavy rain turning to snow in various places today.

The Met office stated: “An area of heavy rain will extend northeast across the area later on Tuesday, easing from eastern areas on Wednesday.

“The rain is likely to turn to snow in places, mainly over higher ground, initially across Wales, then across parts of central and eventually southern England. Some roads and railways are likely to be affected by longer journey times due to standing water or snow. Some delays to air travel due to snow are possible. There is also a smaller chance that individual homes and businesses could be flooded.”

A lot of homes in the Midlands are without power due to the heavy snowfall overnight, and earlier, the M1 was blocked because of a lorry accident that was caused by the weather. There have also been various collisions that were recorded on the A14 in Northamptonshire.