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Rare Blizzard Warning Hampers Colorado Operations

17 Nov 2015, 12:49 am

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Denver is under a Blizzard Warning for the first time in six years. In response, city operations will be slowed due to the high snow amounts and winds.

Denver International Airport says more than 200 flights have been canceled as of 7pm Monday. DIA deployed snow-removal crews late Monday night and airlines are expected to be in full deicing operations during the storm. Passengers should expect extra time on planes prior to departure. More delays and cancellations are possible as snow continues to fall through Tuesday morning.

More than 120 delays and closings have been announced. Denver Public Schools have an hour delay for schools that start at 8:30am or later.

The fresh snow and gusty winds combined to create white out conditions. Colorado DOT closed several popular stretches of roadway due to the hazardous driving including CO 71 from Last Chance to Limon, I-25 SB from Walsenburg to New Mexico, I-70 from E-470 to Limon, US 24 from Colorado Springs to Limon, and CO 86 from Kiowa to to I-70.

More than 2,500 customers were without power in the south metro of Denver, with Xcel Energy reporting 43 outages in Colorado.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Monica Cryan
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