Is East Midlands Airport open? Latest update after airport announced its runway 'temporarily closed' due to snow
East Midlands Airport is open as normal after the airport temporarily closed its runway on Sunday morning (3 December) because of weather conditions. The airport announced at 8am that its runway was shut due to the weather.
The airport has since confirmed to NationalWorld that it is open with no flight delays. The airport said on Sunday: “Due to snow, our runway is temporarily closed. Our teams are working hard to clear it, and we appreciate your patience as we work to resume normal operations as soon as possible.
“Your safety is our top priority. Please check with your airline for the latest flight information and allow extra travel time today.”
It comes after Glasgow Airport was forced to cancel its flights on Saturday morning (2 December) due to “heavier than forecast snow”. The airport reopened a couple of hours later but passengers took to social media to criticise the airport for the disruption. One wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Absolute shambles as usual”.
Police have declared a major incident in Cumbria with drivers struggling in treacherous snowy conditions. There have been multiple reports of vehicles stuck in traffic. Superintendent Andy Wilkinson. Cumbria Constabulary, said: “Agencies across Cumbria are working together in response to the impact that heavy snowfall is continuing to have on the county’s roads.
“We are working at pace, to help clear roads so those currently affected can get moving. I would urge anybody considering travelling in Cumbria tonight, to only do so if necessary. The cold temperatures forecast will make road conditions even more difficult.”