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80 mph winds at Denver Airport extend 2,500 flight national

DENVER, Colorado: Wind gusts of over 80 miles per hour swept through Denver on December 15, causing 2,500 flights to be delayed throughout the United States.

Also, some 57,000 homes were without electricity throughout Colorado.

FlightAware reported that throughout the country, forty-minute delays were typically recorded in Denver-bound flights due to high winds on December 15. Delays averaging 57 mins and increasing were recorded in outbound flights departing Denver.

There were also delays in over 1,100 Southwest flights, 501 United flights, 532 SkyWest fights, and over 300 delays on both Delta, as well as American Airlines flight.
Additionally, SkyWest reported 141 flights being cancelled.

The Federal Aviation Authority confirmed the lifting of ground delays by the evening of December 15.

Throughout the day, Denver Airport asked travelers to monitor their flight status, since delays were ongoing.

The U.S. Department of Transportation requires airlines to provide refunds in the event of flight cancellations or major delays.

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