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DIA reports 253 flight cancellations due to snow

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Snow at DIA in 2012. (Photo: DIA)

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DENVER — Denver International Airport reported 253 flight cancellations after Wednesday’s spring snowstorm made its way across the state.

Throughout the day, 15 flights were diverted that were originally scheduled to arrive at DIA.  Seven flights went to Colorado Springs and the rest went to airports such as Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Laramie and Minneapolis.

DIA was expected to receive seven inches of new snow throughout the day, causing flights to be delayed one hour and 45 minutes on average.

Airlines are continuing to deice planes, so passengers should expect to spend a little bit more time on the plane before departing.

Peña Boulevard is wet and slick. DIA has more than 250 pieces of snow-removal equipment and more than 500 snow-removal personnel working to clear the snow.

A Winter Storm Warning is set to go into effect for the northern Colorado Front Range, and a Blizzard Watch will also take effect for the eastern plains and locations south of metro Denver including south Aurora and Castle Rock.

Metro Denver could see an additional 3-6 inches of snow by the time the storm ends later Wednesday. The snow will start falling earlier in the day with the heaviest snowfall Wednesday afternoon.

Be sure to check your flight status before heading to the airport here.

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