East Coast storm causes ‘minor’ cancellations, delays at city’s airports
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -
A winter storm on the East Coast has caused some flight cancellations and delays up to 45 minutes at the city's two airports Wednesday night.
Both O'Hare and Midway airports are experiencing "minor" cancellations because of the weather, the city's Department of Aviation said.
As of 3 p.m., some flights at O'Hare are also delayed up to 45 minutes because of the weather, the department said. At Midway, about two dozen flights to the East Coast are delayed an average of 40 minutes, the department said.
The East Coast storm is expected to mostly impact travel through Wednesday night, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Everything from heavy rain, localized flooding, wind, thunderstorms, icy conditions and heavy snow could strand air travelers and drivers, significantly impacting holiday travel. The East Coast is expected to get snow accumulations of more than six inches.
In Chicago, more than 1.9 million passengers are expected to fly through O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport over an eight-day Thanksgiving travel period beginning Tuesday and ending on Dec. 3, aviation officials have said.