Conditions Starting To Improve At Chicago Airports

CHICAGO (STMW) – Conditions at both Chicago airports are improving Wednesday night after a blizzard forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights in and out of the city.

Airlines canceled more than 2,200 flights Wednesday at O’Hare Airport and more than 400 flights at Midway Airport, according to a statement from city Department of Aviation spokesman Karen Pride.

On Tuesday, airlines canceled more than 1,300 flights at O’Hare and Midway canceled operations, the Department of Aviation said.

Despite the bad weather, some flights arrived at O’Hare Wednesday, and Midway saw both arrivals and departures, Pride said.

Snow removal crews continue to work on clearing the runways, taxiways and terminals at both airports, but travelers are strongly encouraged to check the status of their flights on their airlines website before going to the airport.

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  • TK

    Let see if we can show Europe how we get the job done after a blizzard.

  • love

    not yet side street still not plow car still stranded

  • Nick Chicago

    Chicago Department of Aviation (city Motor truck drivers)are the best kept secret
    in the city).Almost every year they win the International Pilots Assn`s award for
    the best snow removal teams in the WORLD!!!!!
    They can clean a runway down to concrete that is 2 and 1/2 miles long by 200 feet wide in about TEN minutes,they do AMAZING WORK yet the city never tells
    anybody this WHY?and Mr Emanuel wants to cut their pensions and their pay.
    These men and women along with their immediate supervisors KEEP OHARE OPEN at least ONE runway stays open during ANY type of weather.Why is this a secret?The airlines are the one`s who cancel flight`s for reason`s known to them only.The airport seldom closes (if ever) due to runway`s and taxiway`s
    not being useable your city snow teams KEEP them OPEN!!!
    They are the best at what they do and Mr Emanuel wants to cut their pensions
    NOT give them an annual 3% raise AFTER they RETIRE.
    These men and women Motor truck drivers are the best in the WORLD never letting your city`s airports close during weather.You think the news media would do an inclusive in depth story about YOUR CITY~S MOTOR TRUCK
    DRIVERS and how they enable the ENTIRE city to funtion in all types of weather year after year.Why dosen`t anyone give the credit they DESERVE?
    How about it Mr Emanuel??

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