Snow shuts London Heathrow Airport runways

18th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

London Heathrow, the world's busiest international passenger airport, said Saturday it had shut both runways to clear the snow as blizzards swept the British capital.

"Heathrow's runways are currently closed to allow snow clearing and to keep the airport safe," the west London airport said on its website.

"We're working hard with airlines to open the runways and to keep passengers moving, but it's important that you check with your airline before travelling to the airport.

"Please allow extra time for your journey as the road and rail networks may be affected."

This weekend is traditionally the busiest weekend for travellers before Christmas.

© 2010 AFP

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