At Chicago airports, more than 1,000 flights have been canceled, and hundreds of schools have canceled classes ChicagoTribune.com reported on March 5. A brutal winter storm is set to dump as much as 10 inches of snow that has been whipped in the wind for the late afternoon commute. About 900 flights have been canceled at O'Hare International Airport because of the snow storm with there being delays of 15 minutes for flights in and out of the airport, according to the Aviation Department.
At the Midway Airport there have been about 230 flights canceled and at Southwest Airlines, they have canceled all their flights between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. because of the weather. Throughout the Chicago area, hundreds of public and private schools have canceled classes today because of the snow storm, including DePaul University.
The airports weren't the only ones that are being affected by the snow storm. One Metra train on its Electric District Line, train no. 737, was canceled and the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation have dispatched more than 280 trucks to salt the roads this morning.
The weather service has issued a winter storm warning for the Chicago area from 9 a.m. through midnight. The storm is expected to get more intense by the afternoon with high winds and snow falling at a rate of about an inch and a half per hour sometimes. This will make it terribly difficult for the snowplows to keep up.
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