Snowstorm Selene forces 1,000 flights to stay on ground in US Denver airport

WASHINGTON, March 23 (KUNA) — A major snowstorm hitting the US Midwestern states forcing more than 1000 flights to be canceled to and from Denver International Airport in Colorado.
Airport officials announced through social media late Wednesday the closure of the airport indefinitely after power outage causing difficulty pumping fuel to airplanes as the storm nicknamed “Selene” quickly dumped more than a foot of snow on Midwestern US states among which Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska.
Officials also advised travelers to stay put in the airport as conditions for road travel are hazardous causing major interstates and roads to shut down in Colorado and Wyoming while more than 100,000 are without power.
The eye of the storm is predicted to move northeast toward Nebraska and South Dakota and expected to dump as much snow on those states. (end) yt.mb