All Denver International Airport runways closed, 1,300 flights canceled |

All Denver International Airport runways closed, 1,300 flights canceled

Kirk Mitchell
The Denver Post

This story was updated at 2:25 p.m.

All Denver International Airport runways are closed and both directions of Peña Boulevard to and from the airport are blocked because of multiple crashes after 1,353 flights in and out of the airport already were canceled due to Wednesday’s bomb cyclone weather event.

DIA spokeswoman Emily Williams said the airport is expecting anywhere from between 7 to 11 inches of snow. Wind gusts have reached 79 mph at DIA, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

Southwest Airlines alone has canceled 372 flights or 90 percent of all its flights, according to FlightAware. SkyWest has canceled 204 flights or 73 percent of its DIA flights.

Frontier, United, Trans States, GoJet, Republic, American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, Jazz Air, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air Canada and JetBlue have also canceled flights ahead of the storm.

Read the full story via The Denver Post.

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