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All flights from the central belt to the Western Isles are cancelled until 11am tomorrow (Thurs) at the earliest due to heavy snow.

Loganair and Flybe have suspended services until then after the Met Office issued its first ever red alert for snow in Scotland.

The Met Office’s most highest weather warning covers the Central Belt.

Drifting of deep lying snow in the strong easterly winds risks dangerous road conditions say forecasters.

Glasgow Airport is shut until late morning at least. Disruption in the afternoon is expected as snow showers continue.

Numerous planes were grounded on Wednesday.

About 200 people are believed to be stranded in the Glasgow Airport terminal building overnight

A spokesman for the airfield said: “Due to continued severe weather conditions and the large number of flights which airlines have had to cancel, there will be no further flights to or from Glasgow Airport for the remainder of the day.”

Edinburgh Airports is also affected by the adverse conditions.

People around the cities have been urged to stay at home as road and transport links are disrupted.

Glasgow city centre was almost entirely closed with many shops shutting early. Buses and trains stopped operating in the afternoon.



Flights cancelled as heavy snowfall affects airports

28 February 2018