Numerous flights have been cancelled and delayed due to weather in Denver
Denver International Airport (DIA) has started cancelling and delaying flights as a winter storm approaches the Rocky Mountains.
At 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, FlightAware reported 178 cancelled and 233 delayed flights out of DIA. Additionally, 258 flights were cancelled and 35 were delayed on Wednesday.
Southwest, SkyWest, Delta, Frontier, British Airways, United, Spirit, American Airlines, Air Canada, Volaris, and JetBlue were just some of the airlines impacted.
Winter Storm Warning in effect from Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. to Wednesday evening at the same time for the Denver metropolitan region. Parts of east central, north central, and northeast Colorado, including Denver, could see 6-13 inches of snow.
Travelers should call their airline to confirm their flight’s status before heading to DIA, and they should allow for additional time in case of delays.
Heavy snowfall on the roads is expected from Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon, making travel hazardous. Snow will be blowing and drifting east of 25 and along 70 and 76 in eastern Colorado, where winds may reach up to 35 mph. The journeys on Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening may be affected by the dangerous circumstances.
Sterling, Julesburg, Wray, Holyoke, Fort Morgan, and Akron might receive up to a foot of snow, making them the hardest hit locations in northeast Colorado.
A Winter Storm Warning was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for parts of the San Juan Mountains, Four Corners, San Juan River Basin, Elkhead Mountains, and Park Mountains. Above 10,000 feet, you may anticipate wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour and snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 feet.
A weak ridge will quickly form in the region before the next system arrives on Friday after this system departs the state on Wednesday night.