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Weather: Ice And Fog Hit Dozens Of Flights
Freezing fog has descended on parts of the UK, forcing airports to cancel flights - and more delays are expected.
Heathrow Airport says 70 flights due to take off on Wednesday have been scrapped.
A spokesman said further cancellations were likely as adverse conditions affecting large areas parts of the country worsen.
Flights to Warsaw, Nice, Stockholm, Aberdeen and several German cities are among those cancelled.
"There have been some delays as well as cancellations. There is bound to be a bit of a knock-on effect during the day. Also, some European airports are also affected by the cold weather."
There are also 20 cancellations at London City Airport. Passengers are urged to contact airlines to check details.
Sky News weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: "The freezing fog patches across central and eastern England, and eastern Wales, will continue to lift from the west this afternoon.
"However, it may linger for most of the day across parts of eastern England which could pose a problem during this evening's rush hour, as well as further flight disruptions.
"Into tonight we'll see the return of fog again, however it should be less extensive than Tuesday night as the breezes pick up in strength."
Monday night was one of the coldest of the year, with temperatures falling as low as minus 10C (14F), with Scotland worst affected.
After another bitterly cold night on Tuesday, much of the country woke up to sub-zero temperatures this morning.
The fog hit areas including central England, Wales and East Anglia.
There was congestion on a number of major road routes, while a section of the A1(M) between junctions 39 and 40 in Yorkshire was closed.
On the railways, overhead wire problems caused 50-minute delays in the rush-hour between Bedford and Luton, while a broken-down train at Watford Junction in Hertfordshire also caused hold-ups.
An electrical supply problem led to delays to train services between Seaford and Lewes in East Sussex, while a signalling problem caused hold-ups to services in and out of another Sussex coastal station - Brighton.
In Scotland, a broken-down train at Bathgate led to delays between Edinburgh and Airdrie.
On the Tube, there were severe delays on the Metropolitan line between Rickmansworth and Amersham and minor delays on the rest of the line due to a lack of trains.
There were also severe delays between High Barnet and Finchley Central on the Northern line due to a signal failure at Woodside Park.
Another signal failure - at Arnos Grove in north London - led to delays on the Tube's Piccadilly line between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters.
Police closed a three-mile stretch of the A24 southbound in the Horsham area of West Sussex after "treacherous" black ice caused 12 vehicles to skid and crash since 9.45am this morning.
Nobody was seriously hurt but a few drivers suffered minor injuries and damage to their cars, Sussex Police said. The northbound lane of the A24 is open but traffic is heavy.
The coldest spot in the UK on Tuesday night was Tulloch Bridge in the Highlands, where the temperature was minus 10.2C (13F).
what do you think?
Must be global warming??? But wait a minute they are researching a lake 2mile under the ice pack ove 1/2 a million years ago it was at the surface ??? Those fella's must have had millions of power stations factories pump carbon footprints out to cause this??? Or is it like most normal slightly bright people think just the cycle of this planet??? And no amount of green tax will alter this cycle
Correct. Global warming is a lie designed to make governments money. Something like 97% of the world's carbon dioxide is naturally produced by the planet. This lie costs me £200 and more in flight tax each time I go to see my girlfriend abroad. The truth will come out
Tim sadly I dont think they will ever tell the truth as you rightly say they make to much money out of us
You have to laugh at these weather scientists predicting whats going to happen in20/30/40 years time , they cant even predict what the weather will be next week.
With you all the way on this one Adj. If it was in the financial world they wouls be putting out SCAM warnings
Nigel. Too true. Last week the Beast from the East was coming but it apparently changed its mind
Green tax is just a way of makeing us pay more
Hahaha this country carnt cope with anything its a joke
Holly Wood thats so unfair!!!! Its just the wrong kind of winter weather lol
Was due home from Germany on Mon but due to some overnight snow the airport was closed and traffic in the city was at a standstill. Its just a myth that the UK is the only country where bad weather disrupts transport.
Nigel at least ur stuck somewhere with decent beer hope u get home safe
Absolutly beautiful here this more.the field next to us is still full of flood water and has formed a giant ice rink.loads of kid been playing on it at sunrise.
Thats north devon i ought to say.
Morning Shaun. Up here in the frozen North it is , well, Frozen. Lovely clear night has lead to widespread ice & frost but at least it isn't foggy. Are you managing to get your house sorted after the flooding ?
Shaun please please for the sake of those kids dont reveal anymore of ur location or the elf n safety will be out breaking the Ice
Yes were sorted out now thank you davenlesley.though my other half got a bit stressed and started gagging a lot one morning so she did what most woman do in a crises and went shopping.apparently according to the enviromental agency theyve lost a stream and pond hence were getting more water coming down here.apparently some new houses have been built over where the stream used to flow and so the waters coming down the road instead and flooding us and bringing sewage down with it. The funniest thing though was an enviromental officer knocking on our door asking to use the toilet when we couldnt use it as the sewage pipe had been blocked for two days.
Shouldn't the headline read "Frozen Fog Monster Menaces Britain". Come on Sky News, get your act together or the Beast from the East will get you.
Or frozen fog freddy comes over the bog
Cameron wants to cut Co2 to stop global warming. The last time it was cut worldwide we went into the second ice age. So if he does it then the UK will be in it and he and Osborne and Clegg will then leave UK and live abroad.
I realise that u all think its cold!!! However I would like to assure you all its not as frosty as the reception I get off my ex
You must have same prob my dad as .on wife number seven. Lol.By the way has aneyone had there roads grited
Mark unlike ur dad i didnt get married just suffered for 17 years lol and certainly wouldn't have gone for 7 he must be sadistic lol nope no gritters
You could say that is fav past time was hiting woman that was until my baby stepsister gave him a dose of his own med
Good for ur stepsister no need to be a wife beater just bail out Returning to the post if ur going on a journey take a duvet and flask of Oxo plenty black pepper any veggies who dont like oxo take ur chance with hot water but seriously dont go out saying you wont get stuck. Plan that you will get stuck and hope you can get home safe