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Fog Cancels All Midway Flights

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 27, 2008 2:42AM


Photo by JOE M500

Today's incredibly dense fog has had an adverse effect on travel all day and shortly after 6 p.m. tonight, perhaps the biggest effect of all at Midway where every flight for the rest of tonight was canceled. Airport officials have asked for several hundred cots to sleep stranded travelers. Around 80 flights in all were canceled at Midway, which handles in the neighborhood of 580 on your average day. Airlines are expecting more delays and bumps tomorrow due to more bad weather and rebooking all the stranded passengers. Officials hope to get flights out starting tomorrow morning; over 400 flights were canceled today at O'Hare.