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More Than 1,000 Flights Canceled in Chicago Storm

Storm shifting northeast

By Tara MacIsaac
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 6, 2013 Last Updated: March 6, 2013
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More than 1,000 flights canceled at Chicago’s airports on Tuesday as the biggest storm in two years hit the region.

Mike Davis clears snow from the Millennium Park skating rink on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season dumped about 9 inches on the city, slowing commutes and grounding airplanes. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Mike Davis clears snow from the Millennium Park skating rink on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season dumped about 9 inches on the city, slowing commutes and grounding airplanes. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

More than 1,000 flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport on Tuesday, the Chicago Department of Aviation told the Chicago Tribune.

Wednesday is expected to be relatively clear in Chicago, but the National Weather Service says the storm system will shift into the northeast, “bringing a plethora of weather hazards. Heavy snow, especially in the central Appalachians and northern Mid-Atlantic, strong winds, coastal flooding and rough seas are a few of the weather hazards which may lead to dangerous travel conditions, localized power outages and property damage.”

On Tuesday, some enjoyed the snow day in Chicago, while others, such as Kate Erikson, an analyst for a medical technology company, did not enjoy the commute.

“Weather like this is just another reason I look forward to my vacation to Florida in two months,” Erikson told the Chicago Tribune. 

She left work early to take the train home, and had to bundle up well to stay warm along the way.

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