"This powerful slippery mix has enveloped much of the country in a blanket of misery," complained ABC's Barbara Pinto from Chicago amid 40 mph wind gusts. CBS' Cynthia Bowers was there too: "Old Man Winter socked us sideways knocking pedestrians in Chicago's Loop for a loop." NBC's Janet Shamlian was in Bloomington Ill, where all commerce stopped except for the local florist, who had to make 100 more deliveries before St Valentine's Day.
The storm did not shut down O'Hare, so Gibson's (subscription required) feature concentrated on the hub's smooth operation and the ground crews who make that happen--one million flights each year carrying 75m passengers in all. "There is so much going on at the depot that one might be excused if he, or she, thought this is the city."
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