More than a dozen planes have landed in the Forest City. The storm shut down all but one of O'Hare's runways forcing the safety measure. Crews at the Rockford Airport say the diverted planes are actually good for business. "It's obviously extra revenue" says Dave Lindberg, RFD's Diversion Coordinator. "Our tenants like Emery Air that do the fueling for all these aircraft are getting a revenue bump. Also, it shows the capabilities we have here."
It's the fifth time in seven days planes bound for Chicago had to stop in Rockford because of the weather.