Winter Storm Selene Causing Travel Headaches Across United States
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It may officially be spring in the United States, but the Rockies, Plains and Midwest portions of the country are dealing with the effects of Winter Storm Selene, which has been causing major travel headaches.
Winter Storm Selene started causing havoc Wednesday and continued through Thursday as heavy snow fell on portions of Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah and California.
The state hit the hardest was Colorado, according to Weather.com, as every major highway leading out of Denver was closed due to the snow. Travel by car in the impacted area has been almost impossible, and the National Guard was deployed to assist with rescue missions.
While driving through the snow is not an option, Denver International Airport was also completely shut down temporarily. On Wednesday, more than 1,300 flights were canceled, but the facility once again opened late Wednesday night.
Even with the airport functioning once again, there are still massive delays and the already busy facility is expecting major congestion. In total, officials from Denver International Airport are reporting 13.1 inches of snow accumulation.
Denver International Airport shared updates on Twitter about the storm:
The ramp is already looking much better! Opening at 7 p.m. to air traffic pic.twitter.com/rDsXRInpqm— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) March 24, 2016
We expect to be very busy today so please arrive at least 2 hrs early, check in online if possible and be ready for TSA— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) March 24, 2016
According to FlightAware.com (as of 9:15 a.m. ET), there are still around 200 flights that have been canceled at Denver International Airport for Thursday, with Toronto Pearson International Airport also dealing with cancelations and delays due to the storm.
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