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Snowstorm forces Denver Airport to close runways and cancel flights

March 14, 2019 / Airport Technology

Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado, US, was forced to cancel approximately 1,400 flights on 13 March as a blizzard hit the airport.Wind gusts of 80mph to 96mph were reported at the airport, producing white-out conditions on the runways.The airport shut down all six of its runways amid low visibility on the airfield, but the terminal and concourses remained open.Denver International Airport CEO Kim Day said in a statement: “Safety is the number one priority of our entire airport community here at DEN.