Fire at radar facility hampers Chicago flights - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Limited service resumes at both Chicago airports

Posted: Updated:
More than 600 flights are canceled at O'Haire International Airport and 75 at Midway in Chicago. (Source: WLS) More than 600 flights are canceled at O'Haire International Airport and 75 at Midway in Chicago. (Source: WLS)

(RNN) - Some arrivals and departures have resumed at both of Chicago's major airports Tuesday afternoon. However more than 600 flights are canceled at O'Haire International Airport and 75 at Midway according to CNN.

Earlier in the day, a full-ground stop was issued for both O'Hare and Midway after smoke was detected in a radar facility. CNN reports a faulty motor is to blame. There was no fire.

Workers evacuated from the Elgin FAA Radar Facility at approximately 11:10 a.m., according to the Chicago Tribune.

A full ground stop is still in effect for smaller airports in the area. The effects of delays and cancellations reach across the country, stranding people in various airports in cities across the U.S.

Radar operations have moved to the Chicago Center in Aurora which generally handles traffic at higher altitudes.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.