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London's Heathrow Airport cancels 260 flights, blames snow and low visibility

People walk along a snow covered embankment at Putney Bridge, in London, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The big freeze across the UK is here to stay, with more snow expected next week. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
January 20, 2013 - 6:37 AM

LONDON - London's Heathrow airport says it has cancelled 260 flight — or 20 per cent of its usual schedule — because of snow and low visibility.

Sunday was the third day of flight disruptions at Heathrow, one of Europe's busiest airports, which has seen long lines and stranded passengers camped out on its terminal floors.

Airport operator said it had spent millions of pounds improving its ability to cope with icy weather conditions after the airport was virtually shut down by snow for several days in December 2010.

Forecasters say snow is expected to blanket Britain in the coming week.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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