Chicago Storms Delay Flights at LAX, SAN

Dozens of flights at LAX were delayed, and hundreds of people impacted, all because of really bad weather in the Chicago area.

By Robert Kovacik, Julie Brayton and Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011  |  Updated 7:36 AM PDT
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Dozens of flights at LAX and other regional airports were delayed, and hundreds of people impacted, all because of really bad weather in the Chicago area.

Robert Kovacik and Scott Meadows

Dozens of flights at LAX and other regional airports were delayed, and hundreds of people impacted, all because of really bad weather in the Chicago area.

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The recent torid weather in Chicago caused more problems for passengers flying from Los Angeles and San Diego into the windy city on Wednesday, as several more flights were canceled.

Six flights from San Diego's airport to Chicago's O'Hare Airport were cancelled due to the storm on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, three flights into San Diego from Chicago and 10 flights from LAX to Chicago were cancelled.

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Some passengers who were stuck on the tarmac at O'Hare Airport for more than an hour, managed to make it out Tuesday night before a giant storm hit the area. They arrived safely at LAX.

The storm was so severe hundreds of flights at O'Hare, which is one of the world's busiest airports, were canceled. Thousands of passengers herded into a tunnel between two concourses.

High winds and a possible down tree halted a Metra train overnight on Tuesday, stranding 400 passengers for hours, according to NBC Chicago reports.

Also all fights in and out were being delayed an hour or more because of rain and thunderstorms both in the Chicago area and in other areas of the country, the city’s Department of Aviation said, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.

No tornados were reported, but aware of just how many and how deadly tornados have been this year, those who live in LA could only say they were happy to make it out of there, and glad to be home.

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