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1,000 flights canceled at Midwest airports as East Coast braces for storm’s arrival

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(WGN) – Airlines canceled about 1,000 flights  in advance of a late-season snow storm that is walloping the Midwest.

The Chicago’s Department of Aviation department says more than 850 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport

1,000’s of flights canceled as late winter storm batters Midwest.

The storm is expected to swing over the East Coast on Wednesday, bringing a miserable mixture of rain, wind and wet, heavy snow.  There is a coastal flood watch in New Jersey, and a winter storm warning in Central and Northern New Jersey.

Winds are expected to hit a max of 60 MPH in parts of the Tri-State, and a wind warning is also in effect.

For more on what lies ahead in the Tri-State area over the next two days, see the latest PIX11 weather forecast.