Chicago airlines cancel 800 flights as snow falls

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 17, 2014 at 5:06 pm •  Published: February 17, 2014
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's two airports have canceled more than 1,000 flights because of a snow storm that's expected to dump up to 8 inches of snow in northern Illinois.

The Chicago Department of Aviation said in a recorded message that by Monday afternoon there were 770 flights canceled at O'Hare International Airport. There have been 270 flights canceled at Midway International Airport.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said the storm was creating dangerous driving conditions and urged motorists to be careful.

The National Weather Service forecasters say little or no snow is expected in southern Illinois because of higher temperatures.

Areas of northern Illinois were expecting up to 8 inches with 5 inches in central Illinois. Illinois State University canceled classes starting at 5 p.m. on Monday.