Threat of thunderstorms causing delays at Denver airport

3:10 p.m.: Very large hail is hitting Interstate 70 on Friday afternoon west of Limon, according to the National Weather Service. The hail-producing storm, which is moving east, should be done by about 4:30 p.m., according to an NWS tweet. According to a separate tweet, tennis ball-sized hail is possible.

The threat of severe weather and thunderstorms is causing flight delays at Denver International Airport.

The airport is experiencing delays of inbound flights, which are being held at origin airports for an average of 1 hour and 55 minutes because of potentially turbulent weather, according to and DIA officials.

As of 2:35 p.m. Friday, 63 departing flights at DIA are delayed between the hours of 12 and 4 p.m., according to FlightAware.

Airport officials urge travelers to check flight status with airlines before heading to DIA.

Elsewhere in eastern Colorado, a severe thunderstorm was reported at 2:33 p.m. Friday six miles north of Simla with ping-pong ball-sized hail and winds of 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service.


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