Snowstorms Cost DIA Millions

By: AP
By: AP

Back-to-back snowstorms over the holidays cost the Denver airport nearly seven million dollars in extra costs.
That's according to estimates by officials at Denver International Airport. They say the airport rang up 6-point-7 million dollars in extra costs for contractors, overtime, equipment, deicing chemicals and other expenses.
A storm that dumped more than two feet of snow in the Denver area closed D-I-A for 45 hours leading up to Christmas. A second, less powerful storm prompted the airlines to cancel several flights last week.
The storms also cost the airport 4-point-6 million dollars in concession revenues -- including parking and jet landing fees.
Airport officials plan to seek another eight million dollars for a contract with a snow-removal company. They say the storms drained nearly all the original funds.


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