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More than 1,000 flights were canceled Saturday morning as a winter storm hit the Chicago area with heavy winds and rain.

O’Hare International Airport cancelled over 950 flights, while the Midway International Airport canceled about 60, local media reported.

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for northern Illinois and the Chicago area early Saturday morning, and would be in effect until 3 p.m. Sunday.

Freezing rain started to hit the Chicago area overnight into Saturday morning, and is expected to transition to snow late Saturday afternoon and evening.

A Flood Watch is also in effect until Saturday evening for some counties.

The Chicago Department of Emergency Management said it is prepared for this winter weather, with 1,800 trucks and other equipment statewide on standby to treat roads or respond to flooding situations.

Source: Xinhua

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