Airport workers enjoyed some light relief from the arctic weather which hit Denver over the weekend by building a snowman amid widespread cancellations and adverse conditions in parts of the U.S.
Instagram user Abigail Ladd posted a video of the employees making the most of the inclement weather. She wrote in a caption: ‘Building a snowman at the Denver airport!” the caption reads.
‘This might be my favorite thing I’ve seen all day,’ someone can be heard saying in the clip. ‘Yay for teamwork this holiday season,’ they added, also praising the worker in orange for holding the snowman’s head “so lovingly.’
Alex Renteria, public information officer at Denver International Airport, told USA TODAY said: ‘We love to see airport team members making the most out of the weather – especially during the holidays!.’
Airport workers enjoyed some light relief from the arctic weather which hit Denver over the weekend by building a snowman
Instagram user Abigail Ladd posted a video on Instagram of the employees enjoying the wintry weather: ‘Building a snowman at the Denver airport!” the caption reads
The Denver area was hit with heavy snowfall in recent days, which caused adverse conditions and flight delays and cancellations in some areas.
The snow caused travel chaos with almost 200 flights cancelled and 1,500 delayed across the US.
A major winter storm will lumber across the United States over the weekend, dumping snow as it moves east from the U.S. West and threatening to disrupt millions of people traveling home after celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday.
Over a foot of snow is forecast in mountainous parts of Colorado, Utah and Arizona on Friday before the storm system slips toward the upper Midwest, the National Weather Service said.
Freezing rain will likely turn to snowy blizzards in parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan beginning on Friday night, with more than 18 inches of snowfall possible in some mountainous areas, the service said.
Some snow could appear in the Northeast by Sunday morning, the service said. New York City and other places further down the Atlantic Coast can expect a wintry mix of precipitation on Sunday.
More than four million Americans were expected to fly and another 49 million expected to drive at least 50 miles or more this week for Thanksgiving, according to the American Automobile Association.
Snow will also develop over parts of the Central Plains on Saturday. The heavy snow will end over parts of the Central Plains
A storm over the Great Basin/Central Rockies will move northeastward to the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley by Sunday evening
Wintry weather disrupted travel this week ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving celebrations, with airports in Minneapolis and Chicago reporting hundreds of delayed or canceled flights
A plume of moisture will move into parts of California on Saturday evening into Sunday evening. Rain and higher elevation snow associated with the storm over the Great Basin will wind down overnight Friday
Wintry weather disrupted travel this week ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving celebrations, with airports in Minneapolis and Chicago reporting hundreds of delayed or canceled flights.
Blizzard warnings were issued in central and northeastern Wyoming, while winter storm watches and warnings are in place throughout the rest of the state and in Montana.
National Weather Service officials say areas under a blizzard warning are forecast to see wind gusts up to 60 mph and snow accumulations up to 9 inches between Friday afternoon and Saturday night.
Officials say the blowing snow and icy roadways will make travel extremely hazardous.
Wintry weather disrupted travel this week ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving celebrations, with airports in Minneapolis and Chicago reporting hundreds of delayed or canceled flights. Pictured above is Big Bear Mountain Resort on Friday
Blizzard warnings were issued in central and northeastern Wyoming, while winter storm watches and warnings are in place throughout the rest of the state and in Montana. A bus is seen in the snow in Flagstaff, Arizona
Street signs are covered in snow in north Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday. A powerful storm making its way east from California is threatening major disruptions during the year’s busiest travel weekend
Parts of central Montana are expected to receive 6 inches or more, while areas along the Rocky Mountain Front that were socked in by the storm earlier this week will see lesser accumulations this time.
People attempting to return from holiday travels will face snow, freezing drizzle and ice that is expected to hit Friday and Saturday across the region.
Parts of western South Dakota are under a blizzard warning. Some areas in the Black Hills could see as much as 2 feet of snow, and strong winds are expected to hit the plains Saturday morning, creating blizzard-like conditions.
The National Weather Service says ‘travel could become impossible’ during the day on Saturday.
Much of the western two-thirds of North Dakota is also under a winter storm warning from Friday evening through mid-Sunday.
Meanwhile several thousand homes and businesses are still in the dark in Maine following a storm that struck on Thanksgiving Day.
The storm brought snow and strong gusts to western and northern Maine, knocking out electricity to more than 20,000 Central Maine Power customers at the peak.
About 5,000 remained in the dark Friday morning. More snow is possible at the start of next week. The National Weather Service is keeping an eye on a potential Nor’easter.