More than 1,000 flights have been canceled at Chicago's largest airports as a snowstorm crawls through several Midwestern states ahead of frigidly cold weather. Those cancellations along with the heavy snow fall here has impacted travel at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
“We have had a lot of cancellations.”
Alicia Roberts is marketing Coordinator with the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority.
“Our field maintenance crews are doing a great job keeping the runways open, but a lot of the cancellations are not necessarily coming from our airport but flight trying to get out of their original airports.”
Hard hit by the storm is Chicago where the Chicago Department of Aviation says about 790 flights were canceled at O'Hare International Airport and about 220 were canceled at Midway International Airport as of Monday morning. O'Hare had delays of about 50 minutes, while delays were about 15 minutes at Midway. It triggered a domino effect impacting Ford International.
“It’s up to the airlines of whether they cancel or not. The crews are doing their best to keep everything as clear and open as possible, but ultimately it’s the airline and pilot’s decision of whether they cancel the flight or not”
Roberts recommends before heading out to the airport check the status of your flight at flyford.org or your airline’s website.
Patrick Center, WGVU News.