Denver International Airport operations back to normal after morning fog caused delays

DENVER - Flight operations have returned to normal at Denver International Airport on Monday afternoon after thick morning fog diverted dozens of flights and delayed many more.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a "ground stop" Monday morning, delaying flights for more than an hour.

By 11 a.m., the delays were reduced to 30 minutes, on average.

"The fog is slowly lifting, and airport operations are returning to normal," airport spokeswoman Laura Coale said.

Airport officials said 38 smaller aircraft were diverted to other airports.

"Mostly smaller aircraft have needed to divert away from @DENAirport due to fog," airport officials tweeted.

Officials said the planes were diverted to airports in Durango, Colorado Springs, Hayden, Pueblo, Eagle, Grand Junction, Rapid City and Albuquerque.

Check DIA's website for the latest flight information: http://www.flydenver.com/