Metra can’t guarantee it won’t have even more delays Friday because it is still dealing with this bitter blast. The problem, once again: frozen switches on tracks.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Switching and mechanical problems – as well as at least two cars stuck on the tracks – caused delays and a few cancellations on several Metra lines during the Thursday morning commute.
The NHL has called off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio.
As Hurricane Sandy barrels down on the East Coast, Chicago is also feeling its effects, with flights and trains cancelled and people being urged to stay away from the lakefront due to a flood warning.
While commuters riding the rails will face increased security Monday morning, some riders may not have any trains at all to catch.
After cancelling all flights most of Thursday afternoon due to the snowstorm, Southwest Airlines resumed a full flight schedule at Midway International Airport at 6 p.m.
The Metra Union Pacific West Line had no trains running for part of Monday morning because there simply weren’t enough engineers to go around.
Foggy conditions Thursday morning made for big problems at O’Hare and Midway international airports.