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Almost 500 flights canceled at Chicago airports

Travelers on Delta Airlines look at a departure screen Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Detroit. Dozens of departing flights have been canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Travelers on Delta Airlines look at a departure screen Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Detroit. Dozens of departing flights have been canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

CHICAGO – Hurricane Sandy is causing trouble for travelers at Chicago's airports.

The Chicago Department of Aviation reports that airlines have canceled more than 400 flights at O'Hare International Airport and more than 90 at Midway International Airport.

Most of the cancellations are due to the hurricane, which is expected to join up with two other weather systems on the East Coast to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people.

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