WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Flights Canceled, Delayed in Chicago Due to Fog

Flights Canceled, Delayed in Chicago Due to Fog

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - Thanksgiving travelers are encountering cancellations and delays at Chicago's airports as extremely dense fog settles over the region.  According to flightstats.com, 90 inbound and outbound flights were canceled and more than 400 were delayed at O'Hare and Midway airports as of around 7:45 a.m.  

National Weather Service meteorologist Richard Castro says visibility has been near zero at both airports for the early morning hours.  O'Hare serves as a hub for the nation's air system and is traditionally the busiest airport in the country for Thanksgiving travel.  

The Chicago Department of Aviation says it expects 1.8 million passengers to move through the two airports in the week between Nov. 20 and Nov. 27. Sunday is expected to be the busiest day, when O'Hare alone could see more than a quarter million travelers.

See other LocalNews news:

Fast Food Workers Vow Civil Disobedience
One Injured As Fire Destroys Junction City Home
Centralia Man Faces Obstructing Justice Charge
Illinois Prison Guard Suffers Concussion in Attack
Cahokia Mounds Excavators Make Interesting Find




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo