Hundreds of Chicago Flights Canceled as Snow Returns

About 770 flights were canceled at O'Hare on Monday morning

Monday, Feb 17, 2014  |  Updated 4:01 PM CDT
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Monday's snowfall totals will range from 4

Monday's snowfall totals will range from 4" to 8" throughout the Chicago area.

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Hundreds of flights were canceled Monday morning at Chicago's airports as a winter storm with potential heavy snow and white-out conditions moved into the area.

By 4 p.m., more than 1,000 flights were canceled at both airports. About 770 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport, where flights were running about 30 minutes late, according to the city’s Department of Aviation. About 270 flights were canceled at Midway International Airport.

A Winter Storm Warning was issued for much of the area with up to eight inches of snow predicted by the evening.

The system moved in around 10 a.m. and is expected to taper during the early evening hours.

Periods of heavy snow are possible, with snowfall rates reaching an inch or more per hour.

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