Chicago Fog Delays Thanksgiving Flights

The long slog to grandmother’s house just got longer. The first nightmare stories from one of the busiest travel days of the year have started to roll in, with airlines at Chicago’s O’Hare airport forced to cancel more than 140 flights and delay over 500 more due to a dense fog that caused zero visibility. In New York City, train service in and out of Penn Station was shut down completely for about an hour due to switch problems, cutting off Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and Long Island Railroad service. Throngs of waiting passengers crowded the streets outside Penn Station while waiting for service to resume—which it has with crippling delays.