Passengers warned to expect disruption at Gatwick

  • Published
Passengers waiting at Gatwick Airport
Image caption,
Passengers have been urged to check with airlines before travelling to Gatwick Airport

Passengers have been warned to expect some delays at Gatwick Airport following the recent snowy weather.

The West Sussex airport said the runway was open and flights were operating but there would be "knock-on" delays and cancellations because of heavy snowfall across northern Europe.

Passengers have been urged to contact airlines before setting out to travel.

Gatwick reopened on Tuesday at 0600 GMT after heavy snow grounded aircraft on Monday.

A total of 150 staff worked through the night to clear snow and ice from the runway.

Elsewhere in the county, both Southeastern trains and Southern Railway said they were running normal timetables on Wednesday.

Trains on Southeastern will have fewer carriages to allow maintenance work to be carried out on ones that were damaged by the snow and ice.

Motorists have also been urged to take extra care on the roads while temperatures remain low.

The Met Office said the weather in Sussex on Wednesday would remain mainly dry with bright spells.

Around the BBC

Related Internet Links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.