DIA reports 602 flights cancelled Saturday; Sunday outlook good

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DENVER -- Denver International Airport announced that more than 600 flights were canceled Saturday due to the major snow storm that arrived in the city.

Here is the latest update from DIA:

  • The snow and winds continued at DIA, as expected. Snow tapered off after 9 p.m. Saturday, with conditions improving greatly.
  • DIA's snow-removal crews made good progress after the snow ended to get ready for anticipated normal operations on Sunday. As of 10 p.m., the runways were running fairly smoothly.
  • The runways remain wet, but clear of snow. The higher surface temperatures have helped to keep snow melted on paved surfaces.
  • Pena Boulevard remains wet with patches of snow and ice. Road conditions may become more icy overnight. Drivers should use caution on the way to and from the airport.
  • In total, the airlines reported 602 flight cancellations Sunday. Many of the canceled flights are smaller commuter planes that travel to mountain towns or cities outside of Denver. We do not expect that number to change much.
  • Travelers should check their flight status before heading out to the airport with their airline or on www.flydenver.com.