Here’s what’s delayed or closed due to high winds Wednesday in Colorado

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DENVER (KDVR) — Wednesday is a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day due to high wind warnings across much of Colorado.

We are forecasting 60-100 mph wind gusts in the mountains, Foothills, and parts of the Front Range on Wednesday. High Wind Warnings are in effect 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


  • RTD will be removing some gate-crossing arms along the University of Colorado A Line and G Line as early as 6:30 a.m.
  • Additionally, University of Colorado A Line trains will run on a 30-minute frequency throughout the day and customers should expect delays
  • Crossing attendants will be in place and horns will likely sound at the following crossings:  
    • University of Colorado A Line  
      • Dahlia Street  
      • Holly Street 
      • Ulster Street   
      • Sable Boulevard   
    • G Line
      • Miller Street 
      • Tennyson Street    
  • You can check updates from RTD here

Event delays and cancelations

  • Cherry Creek Holiday Market will open at 2 p.m. Wednesday due to strong winds
  • BVSD mountain schools will be closed today, December 15, 2021, due to weather. This includes Nederland Middle/Senior, Nederland Elementary, Jamestown Elementary and Gold Hill Elementary
  • Due to the high winds already being experienced at Civic Center Park,  the Denver Christkindlmarket will not open today. The market will reopen on Thursday.

Denver International Airport

As of 6:55 a.m. on Wednesday, there were 301 delays and 87 cancellations reported for DIA. Be sure to check with your airline before your flight for any updates.

COVID-19 testing sites

Due to the high wind warning issued across the state on Wednesday, multiple COVID testing, vaccine, and monoclonal antibody sites will be closed or delayed.

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Wednesday’s windstorm could make list for highest wind gusts seen in Denver
Denver Christkindlmarket, businesses prepare for strong wind

We will continue to update this story throughout the day.

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