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1,000 flights canceled at Chicago Airports over storm

March 5, 2013 at 1:51 PM   |   Comments

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March 5 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 flights have been canceled at airports in Chicago over a ferocious winter storm that threatens to cast up to 10 inches of snow, the Chicago Tribune reported.

O’Hare International Airport alone has canceled 850 flights and nearby Midway Airport has canceled more than 230 flights.

Southwest Airlines, which has hundreds of flights out of Midway a day, canceled all of its flights between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. today the Inquisitr noted.

Southwest wrote a message on their website about the operational impact of the storm.

“As snow continues to pile up and the storm generating it moves on, Planners at both Southwest and AirTran have made operational adjustments at airports across the upper Midwest and Ohio Valley, the Great Lakes, and mid-Atlantic regions. Southwest Airlines has canceled a total of nearly 200 flights systemwide as of this hour. For context, Southwest had 3,252 flights scheduled today. Since Thursday, and including tomorrow, AirTran Airways has canceled a total of nearly 20 flights systemwide as of this hour. For context, AirTran 553 flights scheduled.”
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