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Snowstorm forces hundreds of flight cancellations at Denver Airport

DENVER — Officials with Denver International Airport reported hundreds of flight cancellations and delays Saturday, which impacted many travelers’ holiday plans.

The airlines reported about 400 flight cancellations for today, that’s about 26 percent of the daily schedule. Winter weather on the East Coast also caused delays for some flights Saturday.

The airport reported nine inches of snow accumulation by 1 p.m. Saturday, an additional 5 inches from what was initially expected.

The cancellations caused some confusion and frustration at some individual airlines as people waited inside the crowded airport.

Despite the heavy snow, the airport’s snow removal teams worked to keep the runways and associated airfield surfaces clear for the airlines to use.

The airlines, which manage their own deicing operations via contractors, were in full deicing mode Saturday so passengers should expect to spend a little extra time on the aircraft prior to departure due to deicing.

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