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(CHICAGO) — Snow in the Midwest is canceling hundreds of flights.

It’s not winter yet, but Winter Storm Bella pounded the upper Midwest with snow starting Friday night and continuing through Saturday.

The Janesville, Wisconsin-area has seen 10 to 12 inches of snow so far this weekend and the northern suburbs of Chicago were hit with 6 to 10 inches.

The National Weather Service said Saturday the storm is the second largest Chicago has seen ever in November.

The pre-winter storm caused Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to cancel hundreds of flights just as many people were beginning to travel for Thanksgiving. Some flights have been delayed for about an hour or diverted to other cities.

According to ABC News affiliate WLS-TV, Chicago Midway International Airport has also reported delays of nearly an hour and at least 50 flights have been canceled.

The snow is expected to taper off sometime Saturday night, but the Chicago-area may see below-zero windchills on Sunday.

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