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Polar Vortex Is Affecting Travel, Schools, Seniors, Homeless

The polar vortex that’s swirling through Chicago has caused some major problems for planes, trains and automobiles.

Thousands of flights have been cancelled at O’Hare and Midway airports. Amtrak suspended service, and drivers are having their fair share of headaches, even though traffic has been light.

Morning Shift checks in on how the subzero temperatures have affected travel in the region, as well as what the weather has meant for seniors and other people going about their day-to-day.

GUEST: Michael Puente, WBEZ Northwest Indiana reporter

Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter

Jon Davis, Chief Meteorologist at Riskpulse

Hannah Leone, Chicago Tribune reporter

Carrie Shepherd, WBEZ reporter

LEARN MORE: Riding with the Salvation Army as they try to bring Chicago's homeless in from the cold — often in vain (Chicago Tribune 1/30/19)

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