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.
Total of about 95 flights cancelled in Denver today due to blizzard in the northeast. Check your flight status if traveling that direction
— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) March 14, 2017
The flight cancellations included more than 2,800 in the New York City area alone, where about 200 passengers were stranded at Kennedy Airport.
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