What to Know
- Flight delays and cancellations continue to be reported at Chicago airports
- An Ice Storm Warning will be issued Tuesday evening, with an icy mix of freezing rain and sleet expected
- This is the first ice storm warning since 2009—and officials say they are worried people won't take it as seriously as they should
More than 300 flights have already been canceled at Chicago airports Tuesday ahead of an Ice Storm Warning set across the area.
At O'Hare Airport, at least 232 cancellations and 73 delays were reported as of 4:50 p.m. CT.
At Midway Airport, 73 cancellations were reported. Delays at both airports were about 15-20 minutes for flights still operating, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.
The Chicago area will be under an Ice Storm Warning Tuesday evening, with an icy mix of freezing rain and sleet expected to make road conditions hazardous.
The Ice Storm Warning goes into effect in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Lake, McHenry and Will counties beginning at 6 p.m. and running through 6 a.m. Wednesday. It's the first Ice Storm Warning for the area since 2009, according to NBC Storm Team 5.
This is the first ice storm warning since 2009—and officials say they are worried people won't take it as seriously as they should, simply because they think it's another snow storm.
Road conditions could be very treacherous and FEMA officials warn people to get home as soon as possible to avoid slippery roads before the warning is issued Tuesday evening.