Dense fog causing significant issues at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports

O\'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, Photo Date: 7/11/2009
Originally Published: 24 DEC 19 10:26 ET
Updated: 24 DEC 19 11:23 ET

(CNN) -- Dense fog in the Chicago area is causing significant delays and cancellations for Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport because of fog on Tuesday morning.

All flights heading for O'Hare were being held at their origin until 9:30 a.m. CST due to the fog, according to FlightAware. So far, more than 130 flights out of O'Hare and more than 150 flights into O'Hare have been delayed, according to FlightAware.

The dense fog caused about 70 flights into and out of Midway International Airport to be canceled, the airport said.

The National Weather Service of Chicago said a dense fog advisory was in place on Tuesday morning, and that visibility was less than a quarter mile in some areas. The fog is expected to remain until around 10 or 11 a.m. CST, the weather service said.

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