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More Than 230 Flights Canceled at O'Hare

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    More Than 230 Flights Canceled at O'Hare
    AP
    A United Airlines jet blows snow on a runway at O'Hare International Airport, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Chicago. More than 1,100 flights have been canceled at Chicago's airports and snow-covered roads are making travel treacherous. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    More than 230 flights have been canceled at O’Hare as of 4:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the city’s Department of Aviation. Inbound and outbound flights are delayed an average of 45 minutes. No cancellations or delays have been reported at Midway.

    This news come after both airports reported a combined 770 canceled flights on Saturday, as snow blanketed the area. At O’Hare, 11.2 inches of snow fell, making it the second largest snowstorm for November in Chicago, according to the weather service. The top November snowstorm was recorded Nov. 25-26, 1895, when 12 inches of snow fell.

    Areas north and northwest of the city got even more snowfall. In Mundelein, 16.9 inches were reported. In Elk Grove, 11.6 inches of snow was recorded. Boone County’s Capron was hit with 18.5 inches of snowfall, according to to the weather service. Because the precipitation ranged from rain to snow in downtown Chicago, not much stuck to the ground.

    This month now ranks as fourth snowiest on record, even though it has also been one of the warmest Novembers, according to the weather service.

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