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January 29, 2015

Manchester Airport reopens after brief closure due to snowstorm

Manchester Airport in the UK has resumed operations after it was temporarily closed on Thursday due to 'thundersnow' storms.

Manchester Airport in the UK has resumed operations after it was temporarily closed on Thursday due to ‘thundersnow’ storms.

Some parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England are bracing snowstorms, with up to 9in (23cm) of snow causing disruption across roads, runways and railway lines.

More than 40 flights coming in and out of the airport were cancelled, but the airport reopened shortly before 2pm, reported The Independent.

However, the airport warned passengers about further delay in flights due to bad weather.

"The airport is fully open but there will still be potential delays throughout the day as things get back to normal."

Domestic flights flying to Aberdeen and Heathrow were cancelled along with international flights to Amsterdam and Dusseldorf.

On Twitter, the airport said: "The safety and security of all of our passengers is of paramount importance and we ask for them to come to the airport as normal but to check with their airline for any further update."

According to reports, the airport staff is clearing knock-on disruption from the temporary closure of the airport.

East Midlands Airport near Nottingham was also hit by heavy snowfall which resulted in cancellation of some of the flights coming in and out of the airport.

Manchester Evening News quoted an airport spokeswoman as saying: "It’s the airline’s decision whether to cancel a flight so we recommend any passengers travelling from the airport checking with their airline before travelling.

"The airport is fully open but there will still be potential delays throughout the day as things get back to normal.

"We are still just using one runway as Runway 2 remains closed."

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