Illinois braces for severe weather

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm •  Published: June 12, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) — Airlines have canceled more than 120 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as the Midwest braces for severe weather. Service is normal at Midway International Airport.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is urging drivers to slow down and turn on headlights as the storm approaches. Flash flooding is predicted in many parts of the state and motorists should not drive through flooded areas.

Officials throughout Illinois are urging residents to listen for weather updates, including tornado warnings. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building if you hear a tornado warning.

Wednesday night's White Sox game against the Toronto Blue Jays was postponed in anticipation of bad weather.


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