Snow hits Britain, slows cities down

March 12, 2006 at 4:52 PM
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LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- Glasgow and Edinburgh airports in Scotland were both closed after nearly a foot of snow hit Britain overnight, along with freezing temperatures.

Flights were diverted to other airports, although Edinburgh opened later Sunday morning, and 8 inches of snow in Glasgow slowed the city down.

The Sunday Telegraph reports thousands of bar patrons were forced to stay in the city overnight in makeshift shelters set up in nightclubs, hotels and a bus station.

Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool also saw heavy snowfall.

Roads throughout Britain were closed because of the snow as well.

Meteorologists say the snow will taper off Sunday.

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