Heaviest snowfall in Britain in 4 years, airports closed


Country Britain have been facing heaviest snowfall this year. This led to the cancellation of over 300 flights at airport on Sunday. The disruption of flights left several passengers stranded on Sunday in Frankfurt.

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The reports revealed that about 330 flights were called off at 1600 GMT following heavy snowfall in Frankfurt on Sunday.

The airport manages about 30,000 passengers and 200 flights every day. It rerouted 11 flights on Sunday and likely to cancel even more, a spokeswoman stated.

London’s Luton Airport shut its runway for two hours ahead of 1130 GMT, spokesman stated.

Natives of Britain witnessed snowfall in central and western regions of Germany. The highest snowfall hit areas were Sennybridge which noted30 cm snowfall whereas Coleshill recorded 10 cm rainfall.

As per the Met Office, London also faced light snowfall of 2 cm on Monday morning. People on board in ferry witnessed high winds in France. They were taken to the safe areas immediately. No casualty has been reported.

Nearly five tug boats were utilized in investigation to clear the vessel. People have been facing shortage of power supply in northern Pas-de-Calais and Nord regions.

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On Sunday, two airports were shut down in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.