Blizzard Can't Stop Bears Flight to Baltimore

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    The Bears landed safe in sound in Baltimore Saturday night, but it took them an extra day to get there.

    The blizzard that's pummeled the East Coast delayed the team's original flight, which was set to leave Friday.  The team boarded the chartered jet, sat there for two hours, and then had the flight canceled.

    But Saturday night, the Bears' United Airlines charter flight from O'Hare landed around 11 p.m. eastern time in Baltimore.   Baltimore's airport was closed, but they were able to make special dispensation for the Bears.

    A blizzard warning remains in effect in Baltimore, where about 2 feet of snow is expected before the 3:15 CST game between the Bears and the Ravens. The game, originally scheduled three hours earlier, was moved at the urging of the city of Baltimore.

    "That gives the city more time to clear the streets and other passage ways around the stadium," Ravens president Dick Cass told the Baltimore Sun. "It also gives us more time to clear the stadium of snow."

    Bears spokesman Scott Hagel said the team had their regular Saturday workout at Halas Hall.