Aurora Police Help Dozens of Stranded Drivers; RTD Suspends Bus, Rail Service

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March 15, 2021

DENVER (9News) - Coloradans have been warned to stay off the roads and to hunker down due to a winter storm that's dumped more than a foot of snow on the Front Range.  

9NEWS has a team of journalists working to cover the snow. Check back to this blog for the latest updates from our reporters and the government agencies that are responding to the storm.

Courtesy of Remi Jacquaint

Monday

11 a.m.

Denver International Airport (DIA) was aiming to reopen runways at 2 p.m. Monday. Delays and cancellations were expected through the afternoon as airlines get back up to speed on their flight operations, DIA said in a press release.

Pena Boulevard was passable but snow-packed and icy, according to DIA, which said travel on the road was discouraged. DIA recommended that people take the RTD A Line train to get to the airport, instead.

A couple more updates:

  • The Colorado State Patrol said "Mr. Golden Sun" was helping to improve road conditions but that drivers shouldn't let their guard down. Exit ramps were still snow-packed in places and require more caution.
  • Interstate 70 and several other roadways on the Eastern Plains were closed due to snow and stuck vehicles. CSP said they were working to help those who were stuck but that it was going to take awhile.

9 a.m.

Denver International Airport said runways will remain closed and no flights will arrive or depart through 2 p.m. Monday, as crews continue to clear snow from the storm.

The United States Postal Service warns that the storm has impacted mail delivery. Road closures and unsafe driving conditions have prevented many Post Offices from opening, and regular retail and delivery will resume when roads become safe and passable.

If USPS is unable to deliver to an address, the mail will be held at the Post Office. Customers can pick up their mail there and should bring a photo ID, USPS said.

4 a.m.

RTD said all bus and rail service will remain suspended through the morning commute Monday. Access-a-Ride service was also suspended. The one exception was the A Line, which resumed service at 3:15 a.m. between Denver International Airport (DIA) and Union Station.

As of 4 a.m., FlightAware was reporting that DIA has 864 cancellations and 15 delays for Monday.

Sunday

9:05 p.m.

Aurora Police continue to help stranded drivers. The department reported 25-30 stranded vehicles earlier Sunday, and said efforts to help those stuck because of snow will continue into the night.

9 p.m.

Approximately 29,000 customers are without electricity in Northern Colorado, according to Xcel Energy. 

RELATED: Power outages possible in northern Colorado as winter storm pummels state

Colorado State Patrol is asking people to stay off the roads as plows continue to work on clearing streets. 

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Source: 9 News