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Travelers weary at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm •  Published: December 20, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — Weary travelers at O'Hare International Airport are looking for alternate ways to get to their holiday destinations as the first big storm of the season headed toward Chicago.

Twenty-year-old Erin Henderson was trying to return home to Kansas City after five months studying abroad in Italy. She arrived in Chicago to learn the last leg of her flight was canceled.

A teary-eyed Henderson planned to get some sleep in a nearby hotel before trying to catch a flight to St Louis in the morning. Aprielle Kugler had two flights to Des Moines canceled. The 18-year-old from Wisconsin said she may try to take a bus if she can't get on a flight.

Hundreds of flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway Airports. By early evening the terminals were fairly quiet.