UK snow chaos set to continue


Disruption to airports and traffic networks was expected to continue as another round of snow sweeps across parts of UK on Tuesday.

Up to four inches was expected to fall on Tuesday morning in parts of Scotland and northern England and a further 0.8in in East Anglia, followed by around 2.4in in southern England by the evening, forecasters have predicted.

The heavy snow and frost have so far claimed the lives of seven people, including a postman who Royal Mail confirmed on Monday night died while carrying out his rounds during the weekend’s freezing temperatures.

John Bircham died on Saturday during his collection on Exmoor, Somerset, after 25 years of service as a postman.

It is thought a 25-year-old woman died after collapsing in the snow on her way home in sub-zero temperatures following a night out.

Bernadette Lee was discovered in the front garden of the house next to her sister’s by a man walking his dog on Sunday at 7.30am in Church Meadows, Deal, Kent.

Heathrow Airport has already warned passengers to expect cancellations and delays today and Gatwick has also advertised delays on its website.

More than 200 flights were cancelled at Heathrow Airport on Monday, while other airports including Gatwick and Birmingham also experienced disruption.

The wintry conditions saw Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster closed, along with the runway at East Midlands Airport. Leeds Bradford Airport was also closed for a short period while snow was cleared.