(CBS) – Brutally cold weather continued to take a toll on Chicago’s airports Friday evening.
American Airlines said more than a dozen of its American Eagle regional flights were canceled and others were delayed because of a glitch in fueling at O’Hare International Airport. Underground fuel lines were having issues because of the icy weather, so the airline was using tanker trucks to service some of its planes, an American representative told CBS 2.READ MORE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Sets Goal To Get 77% Of Eligible Chicagoans Vaccinated By End Of The Year
The fueling problem also affected American competitor United Airlines. A “handful” of flights were delayed because of frozen fuel lines, a United representative said. No flights were canceled.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 13 Wounded In Mass Shooting At Kroger Grocery Near Memphis, Tenn.
The city’s Aviation Department reported more than 250 flights had been canceled at O’Hare International Airport. There were “minor” delays and cancelations at Midway Airport.MORE NEWS: Body Found In Illinois River Confirmed To Be Missing Illinois State University Student Jelani Day; Police Call Death 'Very Suspicious'