MANCHESTER Airport has closed both its runways after heavy snowfall overnight.

No flights will come in or out until further notice amid the bone-chilling cold snap.

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice from the Met Office are in force across the UK, including in the northwest of England.

The mercury plunged to a biting -9C yesterday, and forecasters say it will struggle to climb above zero in England, Scotland and Wales this morning.

The white out has disrupted Britain’s roads, railways and runways, with Manchester Airport announcing it is temporarily shut down.

A spokesperson said: “Following a period of heavy snow fall, we have temporarily closed both runways.

“Health and safety will always be our top priority and operations will resume at the earliest opportunity.”

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