Fog at Denver airport causes delays, diversions

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Posted: Nov 30, 2014 4:18 PM

DENVER (AP) — Fog and wind are causing delays and diversions at the Denver airport on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Denver International Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale said 46 incoming flights were diverted to other cities Sunday. Most landed in Colorado Springs, about 90 miles south.

Other incoming flights were being delayed about one hour, down from two hours earlier Sunday. Departures were also delayed but times weren't available.

Weather prevented the use of three of the airport's six runways.

The National Weather Service says a cold front helped create the fog. The front caused temperatures at the airport to drop 16 degrees in less than 30 minutes.

Denver expects 166,000 air passengers Sunday as the Thanksgiving weekend wraps up.

Normally, about 144,000 passengers a day use the airport.