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Hundreds of Flights Canceled As Ice Descends on Chicago Area

An Ice Storm Warning may have come to an end Tuesday morning in the Chicago area, but dangerous winter weather is far from over

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  • An Ice Storm Warning may have come to an end Tuesday morning in the Chicago area, but dangerous winter weather is far from over.
  • A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect until 3 a.m. Wednesday for Lake and McHenry counties.

Hundreds of flights were canceled at Chicago airports Tuesday as icy conditions continued to make travel hazardous. 

As of 6:40 p.m., 359 flights were canceled at O'Hare International Airport and 105 were canceled at Midway Airport. 

An Ice Storm Warning may have come to an end Tuesday morning in the Chicago area, but dangerous winter weather is far from over.

A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect until 3 a.m. Wednesday for Lake and McHenry counties. Meanwhile, a Wind Advisory covering nearly all of the metro area since 2 p.m. will also likely continue until 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The Winter Weather Advisory warns of wind-whipped snow showers likely during the afternoon and evening hours.

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Strong winds were expected to develop late Tuesday, bringing the potential for blowing snow and a threat for power power outages, especially in areas with significant ice accumulations. 

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