Snow Causes Hundreds Of Flight Cancellations At O’hare, Plane Skids On Runway

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Snow falls on the United Terminal at O'Hare Airport in Chicago Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2019. (Daryl Van Schouwen/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

November 11, 2019 6:29 pm

CHICAGO (AP) – A winter storm has left about 3.4 inches of snow on the ground at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport but that was enough to cancel nearly 900 flights and cause flights to be delayed an average of almost an hour and a half. Across town, at Midway International Airport, another 97 flights have been canceled.

Icy conditions also caused a plane to slide off a runway at O’Hare as it came in to land Monday morning. None of the 38 passengers or three crew members on the flight from Greensboro, North Carolina, was injured.

The snow all but stopped by mid-afternoon. Now the National Weather Service expects temperatures that were already unseasonably low to plummet. The forecast high of 21 degrees (-6 Celsius) at the airport on Tuesday would be a full seven degrees lower than the previous record set for Nov. 12.

A woman clears off a Divvy bike as a winter weather advisory is issued for the Chicago area on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Commuters walk in the snow as a winter weather advisory is issued for the Chicago area on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
A pedestrian walks in the snow as a winter weather advisory is issued for the Chicago area on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Commuters walk in the snow as a winter weather advisory is issued for the Chicago area on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Commuters wait to board a Metra train in Naperville, Ill., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
A woman walking the half mile from the Chicago Aquarium to the Adler Planetarium braces in a stiff wind and blowing snow off Lake Michigan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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