4 Outdoor Deaths Recorded in Denver Amid Harsh Weekend Weather
The Department of Public Health & Environment has confirmed four outdoor deaths since the arrival of subzero weather in Denver on Friday.
The deaths are being investigated to see if they are related to the extreme cold, with toxicology and coroner results awaited.
Denver Faces Extreme Weather Challenges
Over the weekend, Denver was hit with a blast of cold weather, with temperatures falling below zero and a bitter north wind creating wind chill readings as low as -24 degrees.
Authorities warn citizens to limit their outdoor activities and to dress warmly, including caps and gloves.
Flight Chaos at Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport suffered the brunt of the severe weather, with 609 flights canceled between Friday and Sunday.
Sunday had the most flight cancellations and delays among US airports, with 257 flights canceled and 538 delayed. Travelers were delayed as a result of bad weather.
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Ongoing Weather Challenges and Future Forecast
Denver is still dealing with additional difficulties, such as mountain snow, strong westerly winds, and the possibility of further snow in the coming days.
The city is still under the impact of arctic air, which brings dangerously chilly temperatures and wind chill values.
Residents are asked to remain aware and take measures as they manage the remaining winter conditions.