CHICAGO (CBS) — The winter storm this weekend canceled hundreds of flights at both O’Hare and Midway international airports.
Between Saturday night and Sunday night, O’Hare canceled 231 flights because of the winter storm, and Midway canceled 71.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
At O’Hare, the steady snowfall particularly overnight Saturday into Sunday kept crews on their toes.
Plows spent the evening clearing snow from the runways and gate areas. Crews with shovels also tried to sweep away snow from outdoor parking lots.READ MORE: FBI Offering $1,000 Reward In Search For Jarvis Wright, Wanted For Murder Of Alvin Arrington In Sauk Village
The snowstorm Saturday and Sunday was the biggest the Chicago area has seen in years.
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As the storm moved out late Sunday, 12.7 inches of snow were reported in Romeoville and Peotone, 12.4 inches in Downers Grove, a foot exactly in Oak Park and Deerfield, 11.5 inches in Wilmette, and 11.4 inches in Roselle.MORE NEWS: Boy, 16, Charged In West Humboldt Park Carjacking
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