Delays and cancellations were reported Sunday evening at Dayton International Airport involving flights departing and arriving from Chicago to due inclement weather in the Windy City.
The National Weather Service reported that severe weather has caused flight delays or cancellations on one of the busiest travel days of the year as 15 Midwestern states were placed under a winter weather storm warning.
The blizzard warning was also issued for areas in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.
According to flydayton.com, four flights due to arrive from Chicago after 6 p.m. Sunday were cancelled, while some departing flights were delayed.
Monday morning, only one arriving flight from Chicago was delayed.
A Dayton airport spokesman said it’s difficult to measure direct impact from a storm because of connecting flights and final destinations. If a flight is on time at the Dayton airport, it doesn’t mean a connecting flight at another airport won’t be cancelled or delayed on the way to a final destination.
Chicago was expected to get hit with up 3 to 6 inches of snow on Sunday along with heavy winds.
According to AAA, more than 54 million Americans traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday.
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