Blizzard shuts down Denver airport

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Airline passengers brave blowing snow during a blizzard at Denver International Airport March 23, 2016. Hundreds of flights were canceled. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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DENVER — Denver’s airport has been shut down by a powerful spring snow storm.

Continued snow and blowing wind has reduced visibility at Denver International Airport so officials say it’s not safe for aircraft to take off or land. It’s also made the road to theairport impassable.

The airport is asking passengers already at the airport to remain there until conditions improve and they can safely drive away.  Hundreds of travelers are stranded.

After lengthy delays earlier in the day, all flights were halted at midday Wednesday because of terrible visibility caused all the blowing snow.

The road leading to the airport is also impassable because of the blowing snow so travelers are being asked to stay put until conditions improve.

Hundreds of people pulling suitcases and duffel bags are standing or lying around the terminals. There are long lines to get into bars, and the food courts are packed.

 

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