Airlines Cancel Some Flights, Few Snow Problems Overall
DENVER (CBS4) – The winter storm that’s blanketing the Front Range with snow has created few problems so far on Wednesday morning.
At Denver International Airport there were nine arrivals and 10 departures canceled due to the conditions, but the airport normally sees about 1,650 flights a day. There were some delays being reported but not an overwhelming amount.
The Denver road conditions were worsening with stronger accumulation of snow after daybreak, but CBS4 Traffic Specialist Joel Hillan reported no major crashes in the metro area.
Melanie, of Thornton, told CBS4 the conditions weren’t as bad as she expected when she drove a family member to the RTD bus stop in Westminster at Sheridan Boulevard and Highway 36.
“We were hyped up for more snow, but that’s okay. The roads were a little bit slick coming in, but it wasn’t too bad. It wasn’t too horrific,” she said. “You need to be careful and leave yourself a little bit of extra time.”
Some people walking downtown welcomed the cold weather. One man was even wearing shorts.
“It is cold if you are standing there, otherwise it is perfect,” a man said.
“It’s six degrees in my car; and just colorful, cold in Colorado, feels beautiful, a woman said.
Although they will be outdoors for their game on Sunday in Denver, the Broncos announced that they are moving their Wednesday practice indoors at their Dove Valley headquarters in Englewood.
Most students in the area are also in class despite the cold temps and snow. See the full list of school closings and delays.
Denver Zoo officials decided conditions were not appropriate for visits to the zoo on Wednesday so, in a rare move, they closed to the public.
In Colorado’s high country ski resorts are loving the new snow, but in Beaver Creek there was maybe a bit too much. Officials there canceled the Audi Birds of Prey men’s downhill training run.