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East Coast storm helps cancel 190 flights in Chicago

(Chicago)  What could be historically bad weather for the East Coast on Monday helped cancel about 190 flights at O’Hare and Midway airports, though very little snow is forecast for Chicago.

As of 4 p.m., flights were not experiencing any delays, but airlines had canceled more than 160 flights at O’Hare, according to the city Department of Aviation. Some flights at Midway were experiencing delays of up to 25 minutes, and about 30 flights had been canceled.

While not all of the cancellations were weather-related, some were a direct result of weather on the East Coast, according to Aviation.

The blizzard, expected for several states on the East Coast, is expected to drop anywhere from 18-24 inches of snow between Monday and Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

A few flakes might fall on the Chicago area Monday, but it will be a mere dusting by comparison, the National Weather Service office in Romeoville said. Up to an inch of snow is possible, most likely north of I-80.

Still, the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed its full fleet of 280 plows to make sure arterial streets are clear ahead of the afternoon rush, the department said in a statement.

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Poor weather prompts airlines at O’Hare to cancel more than 100 flights

(CHICAGO) Airlines at O’Hare Airport canceled more than 100 flights Sunday night after snow hit Chicago and the East Coast.

While normal operations were underway at O’Hare, 105 flights were canceled at the airport as of 8:30 p.m. Sunday, with a few of those because of poor East Coast weather, according to the city’s Department of Aviation.

Midway was not experiencing any delays, the department said.

Snow totals for Sunday came in just under an inch at O’Hare and a quarter of an inch at Midway, said Andy Krein, of the National Weather Service.

Monday’s forecast calls for, light snow to fall about noon, Krein said.

“By Monday evening, we can expect patchy, freezing drizzle in the metro Chicago area,” Krein said. “Actual snow total amounts will not even be an inch.”

Meanwhile, the city Department of Streets and Sanitation redeployed the full snowplow fleet — more than 280 vehicles — Sunday afternoon. Plows will focus on salting and clearing side and residential streets throughout Sunday afternoon and evening.

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