Airlines canceling flights out of Denver on Wednesday ahead of expected blizzard | SummitDaily.com

Airlines canceling flights out of Denver on Wednesday ahead of expected blizzard

Southwest and Frontier have canceled all departures out of DIA after 8:30 a.m.

Kieran Nicholson / The Denver Post
An outbound Continental Airlines jet gets de-iced at Denver International Airport January 05, 2017.
Andy Cross, The Denver Post

Airlines operating out of Denver International Airport already have canceled Wednesday flights based on the forecast of a blizzard.

Denver is under a blizzard warming Wednesday, from 10 a.m to midnight, and forecasters with the National Weather Service are calling for 70 mph winds with up to 12 inches of snow. DIA and northeastern Colorado are under the blizzard warning.

“Travel will be very difficult,” the weather service warns. “Widespread blowing snow will reduce visibility to near zero at times.”

Southwest Airlines has canceled all departures out of DIA after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Emily Williams, an airport spokeswoman.

“Southwest has proactively canceled nearly all operations” out of DIA, the airline said Tuesday in a statement. “We encourage all customers who are either traveling to, from or through Denver to visit Southwest.com to check their flight status or to make changes to their plans.”

Frontier Airlines also was watching the weather and bracing for cancellations and delays.

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