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Fog causes travel delays in Denver Metro, FAA issues ground stop for DIA

Posted: 5:39 AM, Sep 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-07 13:39:37Z

DENVER — Flights at Denver International Airport were delayed early Friday because of dense fog. 

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop shortly after 5:30 a.m. 

All arriving flights were kept from taking off, according to Emily Williams a spokesperson for Denver International Airport (DEN). 

While there appeared to be no delays for departing flights, Williams said passengers should still check with their airline for any changes to their flight.

The FAA lifted the ground hold around 7:30 a.m.

The National Weather Services issued a dense fog advisory around 3 a.m. for the north Denver Metro suburbs including Longmont, Platteville and Hudson with visibility down to 100 yards in some areas. 

An hour later, the new advisory expanded to include Aurora, Brighton, Denver, Highlands Ranch, Littleton and Parker. 

The dense fog advisory was in effect until 9 a.m. 

"Conditions are expected to be worst from the northern parts of the Denver metro area north along I-25 to the Berthoud exit and highway 85 to Platteville and along I-76 between Denver and Hudson," according to the National Weather Service.