Storm Snarls Flights, Causes Over 5,000 Delays
A storm that brought high winds and localized flooding to the Chicagoland area Monday caused massive flight delays and cancellations across the nation.
As of 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 647 flights had been cancelled in the United States, with a further 5,117 delayed according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.
Hardest hit was Chicago O’Hare, which posted over 440 cancellations in and out of the airport. Over 1,000 flights there saw delays.
Airports around the country felt the repercussions of the storm including San Francisco International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, Los Angeles International, and Newark Liberty International Airports.
The delays hit Southwest Airlines the hardest. Although it only had 18 cancellations, 953 flights were delayed. American and United each saw approximately 40 cancellations and 460 flight delays.
The storm system had hit Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin earlier in the afternoon.
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