Manchester Airport closed, flights canceled

Heavy snow has shut runways at major UK airports and brought travel disruption to commuters as temperatures plunged across the country.

Manchester Airport has temporarily shut its runways to clear snow, the airport said on Twitter. Liverpool Airport also closed its runway for nearly four hours while heavy snow was cleared from the runway. It reopened at 9:50 a.m. (4:50 a.m. ET).
Both airports advised people to check the status of their flight before traveling.
Frustrated passengers tweeted they have been stuck at the airports or on planes since early morning.
Gary Coakley-Harding, a 49-year-old account manager for a pharmaceutical company, told CNN that he has been stuck on a Frankfurt-bound Lufthansa flight in Manchester, unable to get off, for more than four hours.

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