1,000 flights canceled at Midwest airports as East Coast braces for storm’s arrival

Posted at 4:15 PM, Mar 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-05 17:28:21-05

(WGN) – Airlines canceled about 1,000 flights  in advance of a late-season snow storm that is walloping the Midwest.

The Chicago’s Department of Aviation department says more than 850 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport.


Chicago O'Hare Airport

1,000’s of flights canceled as late winter storm batters Midwest.

The storm is expected to swing over the East Coast on Wednesday, bringing a miserable mixture of rain, wind and wet, heavy snow.  There is a coastal flood watch in New Jersey, and a winter storm warning in Central and Northern New Jersey.

Winds are expected to hit a max of 60 MPH in parts of the Tri-State, and a wind warning is also in effect.

For more on what lies ahead in the Tri-State area over the next two days, see the latest PIX11 weather forecast.