UPDATE 12.20pm: The runway at East Midlands Airport has re-opened. Spokesman Jon Greenway said the runway re-opened at 12.10pm. He said: "We have had our snow clearing team working all morning and their hard work has paid off. "We shall now work towards clearing the flight backlog as soon as possible." All flights are grounded at East Midlands Airport due to snow and ice on the runway and airfield. It means a second day of disruption for passengers using the Leicestershire airport, after all runway operations were suspended yesterday morning due to the adverse weather. The live information on the airport's website shows all departures suspended, with more information expected at 12pm. Incoming flights are either diverted or cancelled. Operator Ryanair has cancelled all of its flights - 13 in total - to and from the airport today. Airport spokesman Jon Greenway said: "Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the weather. "Most passengers are being very patient. We are hoping the runway will open as soon as possible and we can clear the backlog quickly, as we did yesterday." Events cancelled in Leicestershire today include the Loughborough Half Marathon and the Sock Man Dash fun run in the town. Arriva is reporting some disruption to its bus services in the Coalville area. East Midlands Airport passengers are advised to check with their airlines before travelling, or check the live information page on the airport's website: www.eastmidlandsairport.com
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