Heaviest snow in 20 years brings large parts of Britain to a halt
The heaviest snow in 20 years is causing disruption across England and people are forced to work from home.
Heavy and drifting snow caused travel chaos for morning commuters as all London buses, trains and tubes were withdrawn from service due to the bad weather.
Several trains have been cancelled after heavy snow overnight. Trains coming from the Southeastern side have been cancelled. Heathrow Airport – Both runways closed, flights cancelled, diverted and delayed.
The Met Office has issued an extreme weather warning for London and the south east of England today with more than 15 cm of snow falling in London.
Thousands of people are unable to travel as London's transport network has been disrupted due to snow.
The entire bus network and three Underground lines - the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Waterloo & City lines - have been suspended.
London City Airport has been closed, while both runways are shut at Heathrow.
The snow caused a Cyprus Airways flight to slip off a taxiway at Heathrow and land in grass.
Passengers were unharmed in the incident which took place at about 0820 GMT, British Airports Authority said.
The authority added it was the last flight to land before the runways were closed.
London has seen the heaviest snowfall in 18 years, weather experts said.
Buses and Tube
Up to 10cm (0.3ft) of snow has already fallen in some parts of Greater London, with 6cm (0.2ft) of snow reported at Heathrow Airport.
The conditions led the Met Office to issue an extreme weather warning for London and the south east of England.
On the Underground, the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Waterloo & City lines are fully suspended. The Bakerloo, Jubilee, Piccadilly, Northern and District lines are partly suspended.
There are severe delays on the Central Line. Several Tube stations are also closed.
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