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High winds, winter weather delay flights in Denver

High winds delay flights at Denver International Airport; 88 mph gust reported in foothills By The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) ' All runways at Denver International Airport are now available for arrivals and departures, after high winds limited landings to two east-west runways.

Arriving flights could only approach from the west because of west winds gusting up to 40 mph. That delayed arrivals an average of 1 1/2 hours earlier Wednesday.

After the wind shifted, the airport's four north-south runways and two east-west runways could all be used for takeoffs and landings.



Gusts reached 88 mph in the foothills west of Denver. The warm winds also have driven temperatures into the 60s around Colorado Springs.

Meanwhile, the mountains are getting snow from a winter storm. The National Weather Service says the northern mountains could get up to 30 inches of snow before the storm ends Thursday.


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