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Hundreds of flights canceled, delayed at Denver airport

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

DENVER — Hundreds of flights have been canceled or delayed at Denver International Airport (DIA) thanks to an arctic cold front that has brought snow and below-freezing temperatures to Colorado. 

As of 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, 288 flights were canceled at DIA and 843 flights were delayed, according to FlightAware.

Affected airlines include Southwest, SkyWest, United, Delta, Frontier, Alaska, Air Canada, CommuteAir and British Airways.

This winter weather system has brought to Colorado a fresh round of snow along with frigid temperatures. The winter storm will impact the Rocky Mountain region into early Thursday morning, and both of the Wednesday rush hours will be impacted by the storm.

School closures and delays

Several schools, businesses and offices across Colorado are on delayed start, remote start or closed on Wednesday due to snow and windy conditions.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Winter Storm Warnings, High Wind Warnings, Blizzard Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories and High Wind Watches across Colorado.

In the Denver metro area, rain and snow showers began early Wednesday morning and were expected to continue throughout the day

FORECAST: Full forecast
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Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) plow crews are in full shift and will be plowing and treating state-maintained roads throughout the storm and afterward as necessary.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for much of the Western Slopes and mountain areas of Colorado for one to two feet of new snow along with 60+ mph wind gusts.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Front Range foothills and northern/western metro suburbs for 4 to 8 inches of new snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of the I-70 mountain corridor like Vail, Aspen and Snowmass for 5 to 10 inches of snow.

Blizzard conditions will be possible along Wolf Creek Pass from 5 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Thursday. Widespread blowing snow will make travel difficult to impossible during this timeframe.

WEATHER LINE 9: Updated weather info at 303-871-1492.

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