Denver International Airport Closed as Winter Storm Pummels Western States
Denver International Airport was closed indefinitely on Wednesday as a major winter storm moved through parts of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, dumping massive amounts of snow in short periods of time. All flights into and out of the airport have been cancelled.
As of 5:20 p.m. Eastern Time the number was approximately 1,250 cancellations according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.
The storm dropped over 12″ of snow in some areas Wednesday alone, leading to school cancellations, road closures, and widespread power outages. Snow has been extremely heavy, making clearing it more complicated than normal, and weighing down tree branches all over its path.
Major roads, including Interstate 25 and parts of Interstate 70, were closed in Colorado as snow continued to pummel the state throughout the day. Interstate 80 in Wyoming and Nebraska was also closed due to snowfall.
The storm is expected to move through the Midwest on Thursday and Friday, and will likely dump over a foot of snow in areas such as Minneapolis, Green Bay, and parts of Northern Michigan.
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