CHICAGO (CBS)–On the heels of a busy travel day, Chicago’s airports have already canceled more than 300 flights on Monday due to a powerful winter storm that hit the area on Sunday.
As of 6 a.m., 405 flights had been canceled at O’Hare. Delays were 30 minutesREAD MORE: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
At Midway, 68 flights had been canceled. Delays were less than 15 minutes.
That follows major cancellations yesterday.
As of 8:41 p.m. Sunday, 747 flights were been canceled at O’Hare International Airport, with an average delay time of about 15 minutes.
A total of 124 flights were canceled at Midway with similar delays.
For Jake Elliott, his flight scheduled to leave Sunday from Chicago to California was a concern.
“It sounds like the worst we are going to get in a while,” Elliott said. “I’ve lived here for 10 years before I went off to college and when we heard 4 to 10 inches, we called the airline immediately.”
While some O’Hare travelers are waiting in long security lines, others are stuck and the airport and forced to make adjustments to their plans.
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Wind speeds could reach up to 40 miles-per-hour, causing drifting snow and blizzard conditions.