More than 85 flights canceled at O’Hare as wet snow hits Chicago

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Airlines canceled more than 85 flights Sunday morning at O’Hare International Airport as wet snow hit the Chicago area.

The snow and rain mixture was forecast to drop about an inch on the Chicago area before it tapers off about 4 p.m. Sunday, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist David Beachler.

“More than likely accumulations will be less than that, so we’re probably going to see about half an inch,” Beachler said.

As of 7:30 a.m., the weather has prompted airlines at O’Hare Airport to cancel more than 85 flights, but other flights were experiencing normal operations, according to the city’s Department of Aviation. There were no flight cancellations or delays at Midway Airport.

The city Department of Streets and Sanitation redeployed the full snow plow fleet — more than 280 vehicles —  Sunday afternoon. Plows will focus on salting and clearing side and residential streets throughout Sunday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures throughout Sunday afternoon were expected to hover around 30 degrees, but should fall into the mid-to-upper 20s later in the evening, Beachler said.

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