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January 21, 2015

Leeds Bradford International Airport shut temporarily due to snowfall

Leeds Bradford International Airport in Yorkshire, UK, has closed temporarily after heavy snowfall disrupted operations.

Leeds Bradford International Airport in Yorkshire, UK, has closed temporarily after heavy snowfall disrupted operations.

The Telegraph reported that a spokesman from the airport said that it would be shut until at least 9am due to 5cm of snowfall received during the night.

The spokesman added that although snow ploughs and gritters have been put in operation along the runways, flights continue to be delayed.

"A few places got between 1cm and 4cm overnight and up to 10cm on higher ground over the south Pennines."

A yellow warning of snow has been placed for the west coast of Scotland, Northern Ireland, north-west England and most of the Midlands.

West Yorkshire Police has also asked passengers on road to take extra care by posing a message on Twitter, which said: "Please take extra care when driving today in these cold & icy conditions. We want you to get to your destination safely.#police."

The Independent reported a spokesperson for the Met Office as saying: "A few places got between 1cm and 4cm overnight and up to 10cm on higher ground over the south Pennines.

"We still have 16cm of lying snow in Aviemore in Scotland."

However, he added that the weather is expected to become much drier later.

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