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Chicago Airports Cancel Hundreds of Flights Sunday

January 26, 2014

Scott Olson

American Airlines jet is de-iced at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois back in December 2013.

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of Chicago flights were canceled Sunday amidst brutal cold, high winds, and blowing snow brought on by the second clipper system to hit Illinois in three days. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport canceled more than 265 flights on Sunday and at Midway International Airport, more than 130 flights had been canceled and some were delayed up to 2 hours.

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With temperatures expected to plummet below zero on Monday, many more flights could be canceled. During another cold snap earlier this month, airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights in Chicago over a two-day period.

The aviation department recommends travelers and those picking up travelers visit the airlines' web sites for flight status before coming to the airports.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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