1,000 flights canceled, school closings due to Chicago winter storm (Video)By Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Mar 6, 2013 in Science, Travel, United States, Weather, World •
About 1,000 flights were canceled by several airlines in two Chicago airports due to a winter storm on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. The snowstorm has also forced school closings in several areas in the state.
Weather reports say that the winter storm is expected to bring snow of up to 10 inches in Northern Illinois.
There were over 770 flights canceled at the O’Hare International Airport and more than 215 flights canceled at Midway International Airport.
Chicago aviation authorities are advising all travelers to verify their flight schedule with their airlines.
According to the weather service, the snowstorm is expected in the Chicago area from 9 a.m. through midnight.
Below is a weather news report about the Chicago winter storm.
Weather report on the effects of the winter storm in Illinois
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