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Winter weather impacts flights between Missoula and Denver

Posted at 9:20 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 12:38:03-05

MISSOULA — Winter weather across the country is impacting travelers as they gear up for Thanksgiving.

Blizzard conditions in Denver, Colorado shut down roads, and canceled more than 470 flights on Tuesday. Flights from Denver to Missoula were canceled, delayed, and rescheduled Tuesday morning.

Malin Johnson, and her family, go to Denver once a year for the holidays. She says winter weather almost always impacts their travel. This year, they got text updates from their airline to stay up to date on any changes in the flight.

Johnson said, "It’s always tough because we try to fly to Denver at Thanksgiving, and sometimes Christmas, and those are always unpredictable weather times but that’s part of living in Montana and traveling to Denver."

The Johnson’s departure time changed multiple times throughout the day. She said, "We're just hopeful we'll be able to land and get there for Thanksgiving."

Johnson plans to spend the week with her husband’s side of the family.

Missoula International Airport spokesman Brian Ellestad says it may be hard to change flights during a storm event. He said,"Typically the summer is actually busier for us than over the holidays, but the flights that we do have, yeah, they’ll be full."

Ellestad says you should double check your flight status, and make a plan B.