Storm cancels more than 1,200 flights at O'Hare, Midway

  • High waves from Lake Michigan hit the lakefront trail near North Avenue as a winter storm moves through the Chicago area Saturday. Freezing rain left roads and trees glazed with ice Saturday across parts of northern Illinois and cut power to about 5,000 homes and businesses.

    High waves from Lake Michigan hit the lakefront trail near North Avenue as a winter storm moves through the Chicago area Saturday. Freezing rain left roads and trees glazed with ice Saturday across parts of northern Illinois and cut power to about 5,000 homes and businesses. Chicago Sun-Times via Associated Press

  • With the threat of a winter storm looming, a plow truck passes Arlington Heights Road while traveling west on Golf Road in Arlington Heights Saturday.

      With the threat of a winter storm looming, a plow truck passes Arlington Heights Road while traveling west on Golf Road in Arlington Heights Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 1/11/2020 9:58 PM

More than 1,100 flights had been canceled by Saturday night at O'Hare International Airport due to a winter storm that stretched across much of the country. Midway Airport reported 87 cancellations as of shortly after 9:30 p.m.

ComEd also reported about 188 active power outages around Chicago and the suburbs as of 9:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for most of the suburbs until 3 a.m. Sunday.

A lakeshore flood warning is also in effect for Cook and Lake counties until 6 a.m. Sunday.

Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are being reported, and will reduce visibility in some areas, according to reports from the National Weather Service. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are possible.

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