Massive snowstorm cancels over 2,000 flights in Denver

by Jenny Mount · Mar 15th, 2021 12:56 pm

Last Updated Mar 15th, 2021 at 11:39 pm

Thousands of flights were cancelled over the weekend due to a severe winter storm in Denver, Colorado.

Although the snowstorm will bring some relief to the drought that the area had been experiencing, it has caused havoc across the state for people trying to travel.

The National Weather Service in Boulder shared an infographic with the expected snowfall in the area.

On Saturday night, the Denver International Airport announced that the majority of Sunday's flights were cancelled. Video footage of crews working to clear the runways was shared with the public.

According to Gov. Jared Polis, officials "authorized the Colorado National Guard to assist with search and rescue requests throughout the weekend." Polis also urged residents to remain in a safe location.

The Weather Channel reported approximately 13,000 homes and businesses in Colorado were without power Sunday morning.

Additionally, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued an avalanche warning for the Front Range area that read, "Intense snowfall will cause large and destructive avalanches. Expect avalanches in unusual locations with strong easterly winds and deep snow at all elevations. Avalanches will be easy for backcountry travelers to trigger and can run naturally during periods of high snowfall rates. Backcountry travel is very dangerous and not recommended."


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