DENVER - Strong winds blasted eastern Colorado Monday, prompting hundreds of flight delays and cancellations and forcing CDOT to impose travel restrictions in some southeast counties.
At Denver International Airport, 200+ flights were canceled and 317 flights were delayed. The Colorado Springs Airport reported five cancellations and eight delays.
CDOT ordered light and high profile vehicles off of the roads in Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Kiowa, Baca and Las Animas counties.
The National Weather Service says gusts up to 75 mph are possible Monday across the Front Range foothills and parts of the plains. A blowing dust advisory is in effect for southeastern Colorado through the day. The fire danger is also elevated in parts of the plains.
The quick moving system is also bringing snow to parts of the mountains. Vail Pass was temporarily shut down because of accidents in the morning.