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More delays at Heathrow as Britain hit by snow


The Canadian Press
January 21, 2013 — Snow woe: Winter weather causes delays, cancellations at London's Heathrow and other European airports.


Heathrow was virtually shut down by snow for several days in December 2010 (file photo)
Heathrow was virtually shut down by snow for several days in December 2010 (file photo)

Scores of fights have been cancelled as snow and ice blanket much of Britain. 

London's Heathrow airport says it has cancelled about 130 flights Monday, 10 per cent of the daily total, compared to 20 per cent on Sunday. 

Flights have been disrupted since Friday at Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, which has seen long lines and stranded passengers camping out on its terminal floors.

Heathrow says it has spent millions improving its winter resilience since the airport was virtually shut down by snow for several days in December 2010. It says low visibility means it must leave bigger gaps between planes, triggering delays and cancellations. 

Train services are also disrupted, and hundreds of schools across Britain are closed. 

There are also delays and cancellations Monday at airports in Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. 

With files from CNN

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