The snow and cold weather caused major headaches for just about anyone traveling near or far today.
Metra woes only worsened with time today. Switching problems slowed everybody down during the morning commute and this evening, more than two dozens trains were cancelled late in the day.
At O’Hare, 1600 flights cancelled today alone. Midway had just 85. Still passengers tried to make sense of the cold and its effects on their flights. For many of them, the lingering subzero temps means getting out could take days, not hours, because more of the same is expected tomorrow.
CTA head Forest Claypool said at a press conference this afternoon, ”On the rail side, we did experience delays during the morning rush that averaged 10 to 15 minutes. Early this morning there was an issue that impacted Purple and Yellow line service. We provided bus shuttles but issues were fixed by 7 a.m.”
WGN’s Julie Unruh talked with travelers.