Winter Storm Ulmer Causing Thousands of Flight Cancellations, Delays

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As travelers see glimpses of spring weather, the Rockies, Plains and Midwest regions of the United States are being hit by Winter Storm Ulmer, causing thousands of flights to be canceled and delayed.

According to Weather.com, the storm system is expected to bring damaging winds, heavy snow and blizzard conditions through Thursday, with Denver likely the city most impacted by Ulmer as 12 inches of snow is forecasted in some areas.

As the storm moves east, forecasters believe the snow will turn to rain and travel will not be impacted as severely. According to FlightAware.com as of 9:45 a.m. ET, over 1,200 flights within, into or out of the United States were canceled Wednesday morning and another 530-plus flights were delayed.

Denver International Airport was the facility most impacted by the storm, with over 1,000 flights to and from the airport canceled Wednesday. Dallas/Fort Worth International was also dealing with over 100 cancellations.

As a result of the delays and cancellations, airlines have started issuing travel advisories for customers scheduled to fly to or from impacted airports. Carriers such as American, Delta, Southwest and United have all started waiving change fees through March 14.

All passengers in impacted regions are being asked to call their airlines before heading to the airport to ensure their flights aren’t delayed or canceled.

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