Fluke weather incidents are now a regular occurrence it seems, but this time Chicago's unexpected and nearly disastrous fog created a nightmare for Chicago travelers. Turning what was expected to be a routine Thanksgiving weekend into a depressing assortment of canceled, redirected and delayed flights, a dense fog bank has thrown a wrench into the clockwork for several hoping to spend their Thanksgiving with family or friends.
What was expected to be a smooth start to the busy Thanksgiving flight schedule instead got off to a bumpy start this morning thanks to unexpected fog in Chicago and the Midwest.
Nearly 200 flights have been canceled at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports and another 1,600 have been delayed as of 12:50 p.m. ET at the two airports because of fog and poor visibility, The Associated Press reports.
Fog-related delays spread to other Midwest airports, causing significant problems in St. Louis by mid-morning.