Thousands of UK passengers have been stranded in the US after transatlantic flights were grounded when a massive snowstorm hit the US east coast.

More than three feet of snow feel from Massachusetts to New Jersey, while hurricane-force winds hit the US eastern seaboard and Canada, killing at least eight people.

Some 345,000 homes and businesses remain without power as a result of Snowstorm Nemo.

Heathrow said 10 inbound flights – all from New York and Boston – were cancelled today, as was one outbound flight, to Washington.

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Air Canada were all forced to cancel flights today following disruption over the weekend.

Passengers were advised to check if their flights are affected with their airlines.

Meanwhile in the UK passengers travelling to airports were warned they should allow extra time due to snow falling across parts of the country.

 EasyJet advised this morning there was also the possibility of disruption caused by winter weather across Switzerland and France today.

“Due to the snowfall accumulations across the UK today, easyJet would like to advise passengers to allow plenty of time for their journey to the airport.

“Furthermore, due to this spell of wintery weather, some disruption is possible but we assure you we will do everything we can to keep any potential delays to a minimum.

“Before heading to the airport, we would encourage you to check the status of your flight.”