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Travelers hope to be on their way after snowstorm

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Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:17 AM
Source: Associated Press

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CHICAGO- Holiday travelers who were delayed by the snowstorm in the Midwest yesterday are getting where they're going today.

The number of flight cancellations in Chicago is in the dozens today, not the hundreds like yesterday. Some 200,000 pre-holiday travelers are expected to pass through O'Hare today, described as the busiest air travel day of the holiday period.

But high winds are being blamed for lingering airport delays farther east, with three-hour waits anticipated at some New York area airports. And winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued for Pennsylvania.

Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are still without power in Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan and Illinois. The weather service says up to 20 inches of snow fell in the Madison, Wisconsin area, and that high winds and drifting snow are making travel dangerous.

The storm was blamed for traffic deaths in five states.

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