Snow, power outages causing big flight delays in Denver
Denver — No flights are being allowed to land at Denver’s airport and departures are being delayed because of a powerful storm hitting Colorado and Wyoming.
The heavy, wet snow typical of spring storms has knocked out power to the airport’s fuel depot and deicing plant. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says the airport is working to truck in more fuel to fill up airplanes. Trucks that already have deicing fluid are still working but can’t fill up with more.
Blowing snow has also shut down long stretches of Interstates 25 and 80 in northern Colorado and Wyoming.
Many schools not on spring break, including those in Denver, were closed because of the storm.
Even politics is taking a snow day. Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton both canceled planned campaign events in Wyoming.