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Snow cancels flights; Commuters brace for messy roads

Flights are getting cancelled and the roads are a mess.

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Some roadways clear during snowy rush hour as WGN’s Gaynor Hall shows us

Karen Pride with the Chicago Department of Aviation has an update on flights in the Chicago area.

At an Office of Emergency Management and Communications news conference Tuesday, Chicago Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams said 284 are on Chicago’s streets, working to keep them clear.

snowcarsThe Chicago Department of Aviation says the wintry weather is also causing flight delays and cancellations. Airlines at O’Hare International Airport are reporting delays between 30 and 60 minutes for in/ outbound flights.  Airlines have canceled more than 330 flights at this time.

At Midway Airport, airlines report delays of 45 minutes or more and have canceled nearly 170.

The Department of Aviation encouraged anyone flying to check their airline’s website for flight status.

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Snow slammed Chicago on Tuesday, and residents are busy digging out. Some local companies even let employees leave early so they could avoid what’s expected to be a messy evening commute.

The Chicago area is getting pounded with snow, and Mike Claffey with the Illinois Department of Transportation has an update on the roads.