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Does airport close when under "winter storm warming"

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Does airport close when under "winter storm warming"

With winter storm warning coming in; for example tomorrow expected snow all day, does the Durango airport typically shut down?

Theres nothing on airport website and no one to answer the phone. The airline can't tell me until the day it happens.

Edited: 27 January 2013, 21:34
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1. Re: Does airport close when under "winter storm warming"

I couldn't find any information about how often the Durango airport has been closed for weather conditions, but I'm guessing not very often at all. Some of you Durango folks correct me if I'm wrong! The airport is actually the Durango-La Plata County airport, and it is not really in the mountains, but about 15 miles to the southeast, so not as affected by the mountain weather. Not to say that there couldn't be some snow or even possible delays.


"The airport uses large plows, a broom sweeper, and two large rotary snow blowers to keep the runway clear during winter. The airport has a variety of smaller equipment that may be used if needed. "

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2. Re: Does airport close when under "winter storm warming"

No one can tell you that about any airport until there's actually a reason to close. I wouldn't sweat it too much - nothing much you can do anyways. If they can't get you in safely they'll take you somewhere else and eventually get you there.

Good luck.

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3. Re: Does airport close when under "winter storm warming"

Most airports deal with the moment. Especially mountain airports. If the skies open up while flights are due in, they usually land. There always seems to be holes in storms. A winter storm warning doesn't mean that it will snow non stop for the whole period. If the moment is clear the planes will land.

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