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    Snow, Wind Cause Airport Delays, Cancellations in the Midwest

    By By Vickie Frantz AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    December 14, 2010, 4:16:27 AM EST

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    The blizzard that moved through Minneapolis Saturday has triggered flight delays and cancellations at the connecting airports Sunday.

    The storm that dumped 17.1 inches of snow in the Minneapolis area is causing more issues at airports in the Midwest.

    "As the storm moved through Chicago winds gusted up to 55 mph, said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist, Meghan Evans. "This caused significant blowing snow and the visibility at 8 a.m. was three-quarters of a mile." Visibility has been improving.

    Chicago's O'Hare airport is experiencing major delays. According to the website FlyChicago.com, many of both the inbound and out bound flights are delayed or canceled.

    Detroit's Metro Airport is operation under excessive delays according to their website. The site reports that the planes are being deiced.

    "Detroit has received 3 to 6 inches of snow and experienced blowing and drifting with high winds," Evans said. The visibility has dropped to three-quarters of a mile at times today and is currently at one-half a mile.

    "As the storm moves east of Detroit, winds in the Detroit area will increase," Evans said.

    Green Bay's Austin Staubel International Airport has canceled many of their arriving and departing flights and the Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee has canceled and delayed flights also.

    Passengers are reminded to check with the individual airlines for specific flight information.

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