Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport had to be closed due to a “deluge” of snow on Friday. Five inbound flights were diverted so that runways could be cleared. Most of the flights were rerouted to Manchester’s airport.
Heavy snow in parts of the UK forced the Liverpool airport to shut down and caused holiday traffic mayhem with multiple road accidents. The Met Office and police issued weather warnings, while people took to Twitter to rate the snow-in.
Meanwhile, the Met Office – the UK’s national weather service – issued alerts for cold weather and falling snow across the UK, including the east of England, northwest England, Wales, the East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, the West Midlands, London, and southeast England.
“An area of rain, sleet and snow is affecting the area before clearing eastwards overnight. Some uncertainty surrounds how much snow will occur, but several cm of snow are likely even at low levels, especially in a swathe through Wales and the Midlands. As precipitation clears, roads could turn very icy,” the Met Office said.
Regional UK police also issued warnings for roads in the Midlands and northwest.