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Snow causing travel problems across Hampshire
8:08am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
ARCTIC conditions are causing travel chaos in Hampshire this morning with some flights Southampton airport cancelled and trains disrupted.
Snow has caused flights to Jersey and Guernsey to be cancelled as winter conditions wreak havoc in the Channel Islands.
Airport bosses at Southampton airport has advised passengers to check with their airline to see if the weather will affect their flight.
“We have got a snow warning of one to two centimetres. That should be OK and at the moment we're not anticipating that things will get worse. We're just monitoring the situation,” said airport duty manager Jim Edmonds.
First Great Western has reported that trains between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour are facing disruption due to poor rail conditions at Havant.
Some services between Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth and Southsea are cancelled while others may be delayed by up to 30 minutes.
There is no current estimate for when a normal service will resume.
Weather experts warn that temperatures are set to plummet below freezing today as sleet, snow and bitterly cold winds return to Hampshire.
And some parts of the county could be hit by up to 5cm of snow this week with severe weather warnings in place across the south, as Arctic winds leave temperatures feeling as bitter at -10C.
The chilly conditions come just weeks after bone-chilling blizzards wreaked havoc across Hampshire, with roads closed, public transport services cancelled and schools shut up and down the county.