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Hundreds of Chicago Flights Canceled, Delayed Due to Snow

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Hundreds of flights have been canceled and delayed as snow continues to fall in the Chicago area Monday.

According to ABC Chicago, meteorologists issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire Chicago area of northeast Illinois into northwest Indiana on Monday, with three-to-six inches of snow expected to fall.

Lake-effect snow hitting the area could result in totals surpassing six inches in the city and across northwest Indiana. The storm is also expected to bring temperatures in the 20s and strong northerly winds gusting over 30 miles per hour. The snow is expected to stop on Tuesday.

According to FlightAware.com, over 614 flights within, into or out of the United States were canceled Monday and another 1,340-plus have been delayed thus far.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport were the most impacted by the storms, with Toronto Pearson International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport also feeling the effects.

As a result of the winter weather, an incoming American Airlines flight from North Carolina slid off a runway at O’Hare Airport upon landing at around 8 a.m. local time, according to the Chicago Tribune. Thankfully, no one was injured.

In addition, the Illinois Department of Transportation trucks have been working around the clock to keep the roads safe, but accidents have been reported around the region.

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