Windy City Flight Troubles

CHICAGO (AP) — Cold, windy and snowy weather has prompted airlines flying in and out of Chicago’s two major airports to cancel nearly 400 flights.

The city’s Department of Aviation announced Sunday in a telephone recording that O’Hare International Airport canceled more than 265 flights as of 8:30 p.m. Sunday. At Midway International Airport, more than 130 flights had been canceled and some were delayed up to 2 hours.

With temperatures expected to plummet below zero on Monday, many more flights could be canceled. During another cold snap earlier this month, airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights in Chicago over a two-day period.

The aviation department recommends travelers and those picking up travelers visit the airlines’ web sites for flight status before coming to the airports.

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