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Flights canceled as fast-moving storms hit Chicago area

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Fast-moving storms passing through the Chicago area Tuesday evening caused flight cancellations and delays at O’Hare and Midway international airports.

Between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., one to two-and-a-half inches of rain fell in the Chicago area as the storm produced 50 mph winds, flooding and lightning, according to the National Weather Service.

As of 9 p.m., more than 85 flights were canceled at O’Hare because of weather conditions, and other flights were experiencing delays averaging 60 minutes, according to the city’s Department of Aviation. Flights at Midway were experiencing delays of up to 90 minutes.

The heavy rain ended about 8:30 p.m., but a flood advisory remains in effect until about 10 p.m. as flooding is likely ongoing across the region, according to the weather service.

A portion of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) was closed in both directions about 7:15 p.m. at 25th Avenue in west suburban Broadview because of the flooding, according to Illinois State Police. At least one car was stranded in water.

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