O’Hare Airport Operations Limp Back To Normalcy

October 27th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
chicago-o-hare-airport-weatherOct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Storm and strong wind have resulted in a number of flights getting cancelled in the O’Hare Airport of Chicago thereby causing severe inconvenience to the fliers. The ripple effect will continue for some time as it is being expected. The met office has not predicted anything positive for the next couple of days. The states in the Midwest are experiencing some of the most severe storms recorded in the history of USA and the possibility of more storms cannot be ruled out as well. The Chicago Department of Aviation reported that the O’Hare International Airport issued ground stop notice. A total of 125 flights had to be cancelled owing to the inclement weather on Tuesday as reports have poured in.

The flight operations started later but normal schedule would be tough to follow. The flights descending at the airport may get delayed over 3 hours while the outgoing flights may be late by an hour or so. The rain and strong wind are going to continue for some more time as it is being expected.

The National Weather Service has confirmed this. When the winds were at the peak the airport authorities could use only a couple of its runways for flight arrival and only one for departure. Needless to say the fliers were at the receiving end. The O Hare airport is one of the most important hub for United airlines and the operations came to a standstill. The latest update is that things are slowly turning back to normalcy. If the weather does not turn extremely bad it can be expected that things will be all right soon.

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