DENVER (CBS4) – A worsening snowstorm that’s hitting east of Denver is causing problems for travelers flying in and out of Denver International Airport on Wednesday.
Airport officials announced at midday that approximately 281 flights were canceled, and many flights were experiencing delays.
The airport started engaging in de-icing operations early Wednesday morning.
DIA is expected to receive up to seven inches of snow throughout the day on Wednesday.
Airlines are deicing planes and passengers should expect to spend a little longer on the plane before departing for the runway.
The FAA is reporting the average delay for flights through midnight will be one hour and 45 minutes.
Snow removal crews have treated and are working to clear runways, taxiways and side roads as needed.
DIA has more than 250 pieces of snow removal equipment and more than 500 trained snow-removal personnel.
Travelers are reminded to check their flight status before leaving for the airport.