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Nearly 300 flights canceled as snow belts Chicago area

January 28, 2022 GMT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 300 flights arriving in or departing from Chicago-area airports were canceled Friday amid a winter storm that dumped as much as 8 inches of snow on the region.

The Chicago Department of Aviation said 260 flights had been canceled at O’Hare International Airport and 32 at Midway Airport as of nearly 5 p.m., WMAQ-TV reported.

Some parts of Chicago and surrounding suburbs saw over 8 inches of snowfall Friday as lake effect snow continues to fall across the area.

Parts of Chicago and Cook County remained under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. Friday as lake effect snow continues to fall across the area..