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DIA flights canceled as storm bears down on Northeast

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 11:19:25-04

DENVER – More than 90 flights to and from Denver International Airport were canceled Tuesday as a winter storm pounds the Northeast.

The powerful nor'easter grounded more than 5,000 flights in the region. However, DIA officials tweeted that about 95 flights were affected locally. The airport expects that number to grow throughout the day.

The flight cancellations included more than 2,800 in the New York City area alone, where about 200 passengers were stranded at Kennedy Airport.

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The storm knocked out power to over 100,000 customers from Virginia to Pennsylvania, closed schools in cities big and small and prompted dire warnings to stay off the roads.

Airport officials encourage travelers to check their flight status if they are heading to the Northeast.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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