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Denver snow cancels over 100 flights, delays hundreds more at DIA

Steven Bonifazi
Over 120 flights were canceled at Denver International Airport Tuesday morning.(Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) A total of 126 flights were canceled at Denver International Airport as of 3:10 p.m. Tuesday due to a snow storm earlier in the day. Snow delayed another 291 flights.

Skywest Airlines and Southwest Airlines canceled the most flights, according to FlightAware.

"We can certainly say that our snow teams are fully staffed to clear runways and roadways throughout the storm. Both delays and cancellations are an airline decision," said Stephanie Figueroa, airport public information officer.

"Our number-one recommendation for passengers is to check their flight status with their airline before heading to DEN. Also, it’s important that passengers give themselves plenty of time to get to the airport since roads may be slick."

The National Weather Service in Boulder reported the airport received 5 inches of snow by 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Slick, icy roads made travel hazardous during Tuesday morning’s commute.

NWS Boulder predicts cloudy skies in Denver early Tuesday evening. Skies will clear overnight. The low temperature in Denver Tuesday will drop to about 12 degrees. Expect calm southern winds of 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Expect sunny skies Wednesday in Denver with a high of 44 degrees. The weather service forecasts mostly cloudy skies Wednesday evening, with a low temperature of about 19 degrees.

Xcel Energy reported a power outage Tuesday at 7:27 a.m. around Smoky Hill Road and Buckley Road, affecting 5,786 customers, according to The Denver Post. The initial outages lasted about an hour, with 2,681 customers' power being restored after an hour and a half.

Denver Public Schools announced Tuesday at 1 p.m. that all athletics and practices, plus after-school programs, were canceled due to weather conditions.

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