Aiports Report Delays; Roads Near O’Hare Flooded

Updated 04/18/13 – 3:32 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Due to the severe weather, both Chicago airports are reporting delays and some roads around O’Hare International Airport are closed due to flooding.

At O’Hare, airlines were reporting delays averaging 90 minutes or more for flights in and out of the airport as of 3:30 p.m., according to the Chicago Department Of Aviation. More than 600 flights have been canceled today due to weather.

At Midway International Airport, airlines were reporting delays averaging 30 minutes or more, and more than 30 cancellations, as of 3:30 p.m.

Passengers traveling through Chicago’s airports today should check their airlines’ website or call to confirm the status of their flight.

Heavy rain and flooding in the Chicago area caused a number of intermittent road closures around O’Hare on Thursday. As of 3:30 p.m., the only remaining road closure was Irving Park Road between Mannheim and York roads.

There are also reports of road closures in the suburbs surrounding O’Hare.

Those traveling to O’Hare and Midway today should allow extra time to get to the airport.

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