winter weather4 Snow delays/cancels flights in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) – The severe winter weather moving across the Midwest is wreaking havoc for travelers at Chicago’s airports.

Chicago’s Department of Aviation says more than 800 flights have been canceled at O’Hare International Airport and more than 200 have been canceled at Midway International Airport.

More cancellations could be expected later Sunday as weather conditions worsen. Both airports are reporting delays of up to an hour.

The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings and storm advisories from Rockford to Belleville.

Weather service meteorologist Ben Deubelbeiss says the Chicago area could see wind gusts up to 50 mph, creating low visibility. He says temperatures are expected to drop into the teens with wind chills well below zero.

Up to 8 inches of snow were expected in portions of Illinois.

(Copyright: The Associated Press)


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