Flights Cancelled As Storm Hits US Midwest

December 20, 2012

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The first major winter storm of the year hit the US Midwest on Thursday, causing cancelations at Chicago airports.

Due to low visibility, airlines at Chicago's O'Hare Airport were reporting delays of up to 90 minutes and cancelled more than 200 flights. At Midway Airport airlines cancelled 150 flights, with Southwest Airlines cancelling all flights after 4:30 pm.

In Chicago, rain was expected to change to snow Thursday night, with wind gusts of as much as 50 miles per hour, the NWS said.