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Hundreds of flights canceled, delayed at Denver airport

Travelers should check their flight status before heading to the airport.

DENVER — More than 800 flights have been canceled and delayed at Denver International Airport (DIA) while sub-zero temperatures hover over the Rocky Mountain region.

As of 10:45 p.m. Monday, 207 flights were canceled at DIA and 609 flights were delayed, according to FlightAware.

Affected airlines included Southwest, SkyWest, Delta, Frontier, British Airways, United, Spirit, American, Lufthansa and CommuteAir.

DIA advises all passengers to contact their airline to check their flight status before going to the airport, and to plan extra time for traveling to the airport.

School closures and delays

More than two dozen schools, businesses and offices across Colorado were on a delayed start, remote start or closed on Monday due to the frigid temperatures.

Bitter cold temperatures will continue in the Denver area, Interstate 25 corridor and eastern Colorado through Tuesday morning.

Wind chills will drop to -20 to -25 degrees Monday morning. Frostbite is possible on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Snow continues in the Gore, Park and Medicine Bow Ranges as well as Rocky Mountain National Park through Monday with 6 to 12 inches of snow. 

A Winter Storm Warning and Avalanche Warning are in effect in the mountains.

Tuesday will bring more sunshine with warmer temperatures, maybe even slightly above freezing in the Denver area. 

The warming trend will continue into the weekend with temperatures nearly reaching 50 degrees this weekend.

FORECAST: Full forecast
CLOSURES: Full list of closures
ALERTS: Latest Colorado weather alerts

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