Strong winds force O'Hare runway closures, delays

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Posted: Nov 18, 2015 1:06 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — High winds have shut down most of O'Hare International Airport's runways, causing arrival delays of more than two hours on average.

The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1PAfF4G ) reports that the airport is landing arriving aircraft on two diagonal runways that are used in crosswind weather conditions.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the other five east-west parallel runways were closed Wednesday until conditions improve.

According to the tracking website FlightAware.com, more than 270 flights in and out of O'Hare were canceled by midday Wednesday.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com