More than 1,200 flights were canceled at Chicago airports Saturday afternoon as a major winter storm moved through the area, bringing freezing rain and high waves with snow expected later in the day.
By 10:15 p.m., the Chicago Department of Aviation reported at least 1,135 flights canceled at O’Hare International Airport and 87 flights canceled at Midway International Airport.
Delays at O’Hare averaged around 20 minutes while the average delay at Midway was less than 15 minutes.
A Winter Storm Advisory issued for DuPage, Lake LaSalle, Kane, Kendall and Cook counties in Illinois remains in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday.
By Saturday evening, snow in excess of 3 inches was possible, with the highest amounts over northern Cook County, according to the National Weather Service.
Drivers were advised to use caution.