Heavy Snow Causes Hundreds of Canceled Flights at Denver Airport, CO Bringing Chaos to Holiday Travel

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Almost 500 Flights canceled. Credit: Money.com

Hundreds of flights in and out of Denver International Airport were canceled yesterday bringing chaos to 1,000s of people’s holiday travel plans.

...Major winter storm continues to pound Northern Colorado...

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Heavy snow will continue from the Front Range east across the
plains this morning, then decrease from west to east through the
afternoon, and end on the eastern plains early this evening.
Additional snowfall amounts will be from 2 to 6 inches across
most of this area...

More than 1,100 passengers were forced to spend Monday night at the airport after a major snowstorm hit the Denver metro area and crews battled to clear heavy snow from runways.

“It’s a bummer this is happening ahead of Thanksgiving,” airport spokesperson Emily Williams told Colorado Public Radio. “We know a lot of people are trying to get home and we are going to do our best to get you there. And we will definitely get you there safely.”

More than 475 flights were canceled and many more delayed when 7 inches of snow fell at the airport. Crews were doing all they could, using snowplows, brooms, and sand trucks, to clear and keep the runways open. The weather also caused huge stretches of interstates to shut down.

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Denver airport. Credit: REUTERS/Bob Strong

The airport was expecting an estimated 196,000 passengers on Tuesday. Those who rebook their flights for the coming days will have to battle the two million passengers expected to pass through Denver during the Thanksgiving travel period.

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