Snow in Chicago causing cancellations at MSPby Elizabeth Dunbar, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The snowstorm in Chicago and eastern US has caused dozens of flight cancellations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport today.
Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said Chicago is the No. 1 destination from the Twin Cities.
"There are very few flights that are going to be making it in or out of Chicago today, so that's going to have a major impact because a lot of people connect in Chicago to go to other places," Hogan said.
Airports in New York, Boston and Detroit are also having problems with the weather.
Hogan said five flights that were supposed to land in Chicago on Tuesday were diverted to the Twin Cities. But he said most got a hotel room.
"There were a few people who stayed in the terminal, but not the kind of numbers you might expect," he said. "The airlines were able to tell people ahead of time that their flights were not going to be able to make it out in those cases, so a lot of the people who would have flown yesterday did not even come to the airport."
Hogan said overall, a relatively small percentage of flights through MSP will be affected by weather throughout the day because no snow is expected in the Twin Cities.