Winter Weather Cancels Hundreds of Flights in Chicago Area - NBC Chicago

Winter Weather Cancels Hundreds of Flights in Chicago Area



    Wintry Mix Makes for Slow Morning Commute

    Tuesday morning started on a wet note, with precipitation slowing the morning commute. (Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015)

    Winter weather canceled hundreds of flights in the Chicago area Tuesday as freezing rain, snow and ice blanketed the ground.

    More than 340 flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and more than 60 flights were canceled at Midway Airport, officials said.

    A Winter Weather Advisory kicked in at 3 a.m. across the area and lasts until midday.

    Slightly warmer temperatures will likely turn the morning snow, freezing rain and sleet to all rain by the afternoon hours. Tuesday temperatures should max out in the upper 30s before dropping off to below freezing.

    Nothing But Clouds Today

    [CHI] Nothing But Clouds Today
    Temperatures will rise to the upper 30s this afternoon and evening before dropping off.
    (Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015)

    • See the full forecast here

    The wintry mix also made travel difficult for some Chicago Transit Authority riders with major delays and a service suspension reported on the Green, Purple, Pink and Yellow Lines during the Tuesday morning commute.

    Chicago Transit Authority officials planned for normal weekday service for Tuesday morning, promising to dispatch operations and maintenance workers during the night and into the morning to make sure buses and trains run on schedule.

    Travelers looking to fly in or out of the Chicago area are advised to check airlines for their flight status.

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