Fog brings transport delays

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SEVERE fog caused delays on Wightlink ferry services and flights today.

Ferries between Portsmouth and Fishbourne were delayed by 15 minutes, while sailings were cancelled between Lymington and Yarmouth.

Planes were also grounds at Southampton airport.

No planes have taken off or landed at the airport since 6.30am due to the weather conditions and the airport has said it cannot say when that situation will change.

A spokeswoman for Southampton Airport said: 'Some flights have been cancelled, in which case they're trying to get flights rebooked and airlines are dealing with those.

'Some passengers have been put on coaches to other airports and other aircraft diverted to other airports.

'We're doing as much as we can. If flights are cancelled today we will try and get them on a flight tomorrow.'