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Hundreds of flights canceled at DIA

A total of 600 arriving and departing flights were canceled Thursday night and this morning at Denver International Airport, and delays are expected as the storm continues to wallop the Denver area.

About 5 inches of snow fell at the airport overnight and crews started clearing runways and de-icing planes as early as 3 p.m. on Thursday, said Jenny Schiavone, spokeswoman for DIA.

Today, crews will continue to clear and maintain runways and taxi areas, which are mostly wet with slush in some areas.

The snow storm is expected to slow operations at the airport. Travelers should plan on further delays after their plane backs away from the gate, where crews will de-ice the aircraft.

All travelers are encouraged to check with their airlines before leaving for the airport.

Read more: Hundreds of flights canceled at DIA – The Denver Post