DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Flights have resumed between Denver and the New York area following Hurricane Sandy but travelers are being warned to check their flight status because of the backlog created by the storm.

Two of the largest airports serving New York — Newark and John F. Kennedy — reopened Wednesday but were operating on a limited basis. LaGuardia remains closed.

Hurricane Sandy canceled thousands of flights across the country over the past three days. Airlines positioned planes at airports around the country, including Denver International Airport, to escape the storm and to help resume flights after the reopening of East Coast airports.

Fewer than 50 flights were canceled at Denver’s airport on Wednesday.

Flights from other airports on the East Coast that opened Tuesday, including Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia seemed to be running smoothly on Wednesday.

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CBS4 caught up with a group from New Jersey that arrived in Denver for a convention.

“We were originally coming out of Newark, and they closed that. We had about four or five flights canceled, and then we booked into LaGuardia, and that closed because it flooded,” a woman said. “Then we were going to book into Philadelphia, and that was flooded. So we finally decided that we’d convince my ever-loving husband to drive us down to Baltimore, where we went from Baltimore to Atlanta; and from Atlanta to Denver.”

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