Chicago thunderstorms ground more than 700 flights

Long delays and numerous flight cancellations caused by severe weather at Chicago O’Hare

Severe weather conditions on the east coast of the US have caused major delays and cancellation at Chicago’s O’Hare airport on Tuesday.

Airlines have reported an average of 65-minute delays on arrivals and by 10 pm local time, 732 flights were cancelled. In addition, more than 80 flights were cancelled at Midway with delays being 23 minutes on average.

O’Hare informed passengers on their twitter account on Tuesday urging them to check the status of flights with their airlines.

According to the National Weather Service, Chicago could see more thunderstorms throughout the night. There is also a chance of the storms continuing through Wednesday and Thursday.

A hazardous weather outlook was in effect for northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana through Tuesday night, warning of elevated risks for thunderstorms and high winds.