Snow Day: Chicago Winter Storm Dumps Twelve Inches Of Ice, Many Air Flights Cancelled

Snow Day: Chicago Winter Storm Dumps Twelve Inches Of Ice, Many Air Flights Cancelled

Snow days are expected in Chicago as a winter storm is dumping six to twelve inches of icy snow onto the city. Snow crews in the Chicago area are saying they are ready for even a blizzard, but a snow day is still likely to be in your future if you live in the area.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Midwest might also get a snow day. A winter storm is headed across the Midwest, sweeping across the upper Midwest Monday and Tuesday. The snow system will land in the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday and Thursday.

According to ABC, this snow day in Chicago will likely affect many travelers:

“Cancellations were on the flight board for many airlines. The Chicago Dept. of Aviation said more than 850 flights were canceled, but according to Flightaware.com, approximately 990 flights in and out of O’Hare had been canceled by early Tuesday morning. American Airlines and its regional affiliates alone canceled approximately 300 flights in and out of O’Hare. Many of those flights were canceled Monday in anticipation of Tuesday’s storm. At Midway Airport, the Chicago Dept. of Aviation reported that airlines proactively canceled more than 230 flights and were reporting no significant delays Tuesday.”

According to the Epoch Times, Mark Mancuso, meteorologist with AccuWeather.com, said in a televised report at 7:04 a.m. EST, that the snow day had begun in Chicago:

“It’s all down hill from here. Tough sledding today as the snow increases.”

This snow day is expected to spread into the Mid Atlantic, Washington DC, and southern portions of Boston. The good news is that this snow day probably won’t become a blizzard that is life threatening. What do you plan on doing with your snow day if you become snowed in?