Blizzard Closes Denver Airport, 1,200 Flights Canceled

By Keith Coffman

(Reuters) – A blizzard shut down Denver International Airport on Wednesday, canceling 1,200 flights and stranding travelers after the storm briefly knocked out power and made takeoffs and landings unsafe, airport officials said.

The storm, which hit Denver early on Wednesday, caused ripple effects across the country as planes awaited clearance to depart for snowbound Denver.

“We’ve got blowing snow out there, wet snow on the ground, icy conditions, low visibility, so we’re fighting all those things,” Denver airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said.

Montgomery said it marked the first time the airport had been forced to shut down due to heavy read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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