The National Hurricane Center says the Hurricane Sandy's wind speeds could increase to 85 mph today. It has already hit the Outer Banks of North Carolina. (Photo courtesy NCDOTcommunications/flickr)
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Hurricane Sandy is causing some problems for air travel at Chicago's two airports.
The Chicago Department of Aviation says about 100 flights at O'Hare International Airport were canceled yesterday, with some to the East Coast. Some airlines at O'Hare were also reporting delays of 30 minutes.
The delays at Midway International Airport were minor. About a dozen flights to the East Coast were canceled because of weather there. Much of the Eastern Seaboard is in the path of the rare behemoth storm.
Weather officials say the effects would be felt in Illinois too.
The National Weather Service issued a lakeshore flood watch for tonight through Wednesday afternoon for areas bordering Lake Michigan. Officials expect winds of up to 60 miles an hour over the lake and big waves.