Chicago Storm Forces Cancelation Of More Than Thousand Flights At O’Hare International Airport

December 13th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
hareDec 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) More than 1,375 flights have been canceled at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago owing to a powerful cyclone, which brought cold spell and snow in the Western part of United States. The media outlets reported that the snow affected areas are Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. The media outlets reported that not only at O’Hare International Airport but also in other airports, the flights has been canceled.

The ravaging storm closed the highways in several places, canceled flights and also collapsed the roof of Metrodome stadium. The local media has also reported six weather related deaths. However, the National Weather Service reported that the storm is presently headed toward Canada and the officials have predicted snowfall in northern Indiana, Michigan and some parts of New York and Pennsylvania. The City’s department aviation reported that the airlines were reporting delays of more than 45 minutes or more than that on outbound and inbound flights.

Other than that more than 300 flights were canceled at Midway Airport and the airlines reported delays of more than two hours. The aviation department staffs and members are presently working with the snow removing equipments to ensure that the taxiways, runaways and the roadways are secure. Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Bill Fuentes told a reputed media source that bad weather condition has caused minor crashes in the southwest of suburban highways. O’Hare International Airport’s officials provided about 200 cots for the stranded passengers. Moreover, the airport authorities have also refunded the cost of tickets to the passengers who were not able to board their respective flights owing to terrible weather conditions.

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