Denver International Airport back on track after snowstorm

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Posted: Apr 18, 2016 2:43 AM

DENVER (AP) — The latest on Rocky Mountain weather (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

Denver International Airport has returned to its normal flight schedule Sunday, a day after about 850 flights were cancelled because of the spring snowstorm.

Heath Montgomery, an airport spokesman, tells the Denver Post: "We didn't have many delays because our flight schedule was thinned out."

Travelers should arrive at the airport early. Montgomery recommends checking flight status with the airline and arriving at least two hours before the scheduled flight time.

The Post reported that the Federal Aviation Administration says travel at the airport is normal, which means arrivals and departures are delayed by 15 minutes or less.

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1:30 p.m.

A spring snowstorm is still spinning its way through Colorado and Wyoming and bringing more rain to Oklahoma and Texas.

National Weather Service forecaster Jim Kalina in Boulder, Colorado, says flurries in the Rockies could continue into Tuesday as the storm winds down.

Kalina says it's all part of a storm system that parked over central Colorado, bringing up to 4 feet of snow to some mountain areas and blowing snow to Wyoming, where winter storm warnings are still in effect and travel is being discouraged.

The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, says a few strong storms are possible on Sunday. Precipitation will push into eastern Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon and northwest Arkansas by Sunday night.

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9:10 a.m.

A snowstorm parked over central Colorado that brought heavy snow to parts of the state and Wyoming and rain to Oklahoma and Texas is dumping more snow in the Rocky Mountains.

Forecasters say the ongoing storm will linger Sunday as the center moves slowly toward the Colorado-Wyoming border.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is warning of possible danger from avalanches as new snow continues to pile up.

The National Weather Service says 4 feet of snow has fallen between Denver and the Continental Divide, and a winter storm warning remains in effect for southeastern Wyoming, where up to 20 inches of snow was expected along the southern Laramie Range.

The storm system has already dropped more than 7 inches of rain in Frederick in far southwestern Oklahoma.