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Denver International Airport returning to normalcy after technical glitches

November 22, 2017 Updated: November 22, 2017 at 11:09 am
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Denver International Airport. Photo via Twitter.

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UPDATE 10:43 a.m.-

The Denver International Airport is slowly returning to normalcy.

The north and south TSA checkpoints have reopened and the trains are now moving and catching up with the high Airport traffic, DIA announced on Twitter Wednesday. 

The airport has been plagued by delays due to two technical glitches to the concourse trains. An estimated 178,000 passengers are expected to travel through DIA Wednesday.

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UPDATE 10:26 a.m.-

The concourse train at Denver International Airport is experiencing another technical glitch which is delaying holiday travelers. All TSA screening is being redirected through the A Bridge. 

This is the second technical issue to affect trains Wednesday. Technicians had to drive the concourse manually from about 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

Additionally, at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, an incident at 40th Avenue and Airport Way shut down the light rail's A line, which takes patrons from Union Station downtown to DIA. The line resumed running just over an hour later. 

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A technical glitch caused a brief slowdown at the Denver International Airport on Wednesday morning.

Trains to the aiport's concourses and terminal were "running slower than usual" for an hour after a technical issue was reported, the DIA said on social media. The trains were being driven manually until the issue was resolved about 8:30 a.m.

Officials ask passengers to visit flydenver.com for TSA wait times and parking availability.

Some passengers experienced additional slowdowns when a crash shut down a portion of IInterstate 270 leading to Interstate 70, the route to Denver International Airport.

About 178,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year, according to DIA officials, who said, "That's enough to fill Sports Authority Field more than 2.3 times."

Nearly 865,000 Colorado residents will travel 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving season, a 3.3 percent increase from 2016 and the busiest since 2005, AAA Colorado reported.

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