A winter weather system bringing snow and freezing rain has caused at least 82 flight cancelations and more than 70 delays at Denver International Airport (DEN) as of Tuesday morning (local time) May 21, affecting thousands of passengers. The adverse weather conditions prompted officials at DEN to order all inbound flights to be held at the points of origin until 09:00.
The Denver area (Colorado state) is forecast to receive 15 cm (6 in) of snow through Tuesday early afternoon; up to 30 cm (12 in) is forecast in nearby high-altitude areas. Authorities also temporarily closed Interstate 70 at Glenwood Canyon and Vail due to rockslides caused by the storm.
Further flight disruptions are to be expected in the coming hours and residual delays are likely throughout the day.
Individual flying via DEN are advised to confirm their respective flight statuses, maintain flexible itineraries, and anticipate flight disruptions, including cancelations and delays. Anticipate road closures and related transportation disruptions in the Denver metropolitan area and along nearby high-altitude roadways.
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