DIA cancels 223 flights due to snow

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Snow at DIA in 2012. (Photo: DIA)

DENVER — Several flights have been delayed or cancelled at Denver International Airport Saturday, after the first spring storm made its way across the state.

Arriving flights were delayed an average of 2.5 hours because of the heavy snowfall, the airport said.

DIA reported that about 223 flights had been cancelled as of Saturday afternoon. Most of the cancellations are for smaller commuter flights to the mountains and cities around Denver.

There are 500 people working to remove the snow at the airport, and airlines are deicing planes. Passengers should expect to spend up to 15 to 30 minutes longer on the plane before departing.

Pena Boulevard is icy in some spots, but speeds have increased from 20 mph earlier this morning to about 40 mph around 11 a.m.

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