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Some Travelers Experience Frustration At DIA Due To Storm

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Denver International Airport on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Denver International Airport on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – A strong winter storm that is passing across the Midwest is causing some headaches for air travelers in Denver.

There were numerous delays showing up on the departure and arrival boards at Denver International Airport at noon on Wednesday.

A handful of flights were also canceled during the day. Flights that were canceled had been scheduled to fly to Indiana and Ohio. One was also canceled that was headed to Dallas, where there was some snow accumulation.

Mike Egan was waiting for a passenger to arrive at DIA for a lot longer than he had planned to after she experienced an hour long departure delay.

“She was flying out of Cincinnati this morning and I guess the whole line of storms that was hitting the Midwest hit Cincinnati right this morning. So she woke up at 4 a.m. at the hotel to the sound of sleet and ice pellets hitting the window,” Egan said.

Frontier Airlines said passengers who change the timing of their flights to the following areas will have their fees waived.

- Parts of Ohio
– Detroit
– Indianapolis
– LaGuardia

A CBS4 producer who had been planning to fly out of Denver Wednesday at noon on a flight to Cleveland with a layover in Chicago’s Midway Airport made a smart move. He knew about the impending storm, so he changed his Southwest flight to one that left for Chicago at 6 a.m. instead. He said he wound up making it into Cleveland just before the airport was shut down in blizzard conditions.

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