Icy conditions cause further UK travel chaos
Travel chaos continues in the UK as yet more freezing rain, ice and snow arrive.
Airport news for Manchester,Travel on 20/12/2010.
The Arctic conditions are set to continue causing travel chaos, as roads in the Greater Manchester are set to see more by ice and snow, as well as freezing rain. Meteorologists say that temperatures in the region could drop to -15°C tonight.
Manchester Airport remains open but there some flights could be disrupted. Buses in the Manchester region could also be hit by the ongoing heavy conditions. Bus operator GMPTE is warning there could be disruptions on some of its routes.
Both the authorities and motoring organizations have been warning motorists to reduce their speeds and take extra care as conditions on the roads highways, especially on smaller roads, continue to be very dangerous. The Highways Agency said that driving conditions are already treacherous, even before any the arrival of more snow.
The heavy weather in other areas of Britain and in Europe may continue to cause problems for flights through Manchester airport. Travellers are being told to confirm their flights with carriers before travelling to airports.
Though the Highways Agency has been out gritting roads, temperatures are forecast to fall as low as -15°C. As Brian Hensby, spokesperson for the Highways Agency, warned motorists, the grit cannot work below -10°C. He added that many motorists were still driving too fast for the conditions.