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Power Restored at Denver International Airport After Outage Delayed Flights

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  • Flights into Denver International Airport were delayed Wednesday due to a power outage.
  • Power had been restored shortly before 4 p.m. MT.
  • The airport is key to United, Frontier and Southwest operations.

Power was restored at Denver International Airport after a brief outage on Wednesday afternoon that disrupted flights.

The airport is a major hub of United Airlines and Frontier Airlines, while Southwest Airlines also has a large operation there.

The airport tweeted at about 4 p.m. MT that power had been restored, a little more than an hour after reporting the outage. Delays are still possible, the airport said.

About 550 flights, or 27% of the scheduled flights to and from the airport were delayed, according to flight-tracking site Flightaware.com. Some delays were due to low visibility in the area, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

"All customers affected by the electric power outage near and at Denver International Airport have been restored," Xcel Energy, the local electric utility, said in a statement. "At this time, our crews are on the scene looking into the cause."

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