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Flights Delayed From LAX To Chicago Due To Thunderstorms

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport were being delayed Monday due to thunderstorms in the Chicago area, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.

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The departure delays from LAX to Chicago O’Hare International were averaging one hour and 23 minutes, FAA officials said.

Thunderstorms driven by 75-mph winds knocked out electricity to about 615,000 people in the Chicago area, according to the Chicago Tribune.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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