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Big freeze causes travel chaos across UK

Christmas travellers are facing severe disruption as heavy snow falls across many parts of the UK.

Heathrow and Gatwick airports closed all runways. Gatwick has re-opened but many flights remain cancelled.

Roads, railways and airports are affected across Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England, amid severe weather warnings for many areas.

Airports in Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands are also suffering cancellations and delays.

The snow is forecast to continue in many parts of the UK, with up to 25cm expected in some areas of England, and a number of severe weather warnings are in place.

Kasia Madera reports.

  • 18 Dec 2010
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