Stansted flights currently operating as normal but airport is prepared for snow

PUBLISHED: 16:16 12 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:16 12 January 2017

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Flights at Stansted Airport are currently operating as normal although 200 winter operational staff are on standby should the weather take a turn for the worse.

The Met Office updated its yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in the East this morning, with a chance of travel disruption.

The warning states: “There is a chance of snow settling at low levels this evening, leading to disruption to road, rail and air services as well as interruptions to power supplies and other utilities - this more likely across East Anglia and southeast England.”

A spokesman for Stansted said: “At the moment, all flights are currently operating as normal but we are keeping a keen eye on the weather.

“We have 200 staff from our winter operations team on standby, with 50 vehicles ready to clear snow from the runway should it arrive.”

The spokesman added that any information regarding possible disruption will be updated via the airport’s social media channels.

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