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Alicia Cross
February 15, 2018

The airline grounded all remaining flights at Midway International Airport Sunday after running low on de-icing fluid for its planes.

Southwest said the airline company will continue to work with passengers to accommodate travel plans and have updated their customer accommodation policies on their website.

Southwest Airlines canceled all of its 220 flights from Chicago's Midway International Airport on Sunday due to a shortage of de-icing fluid, the airline confirmed to Business Insider. The airline said flight 2123 was pushing back from the gate when the ground crew observed a possible fire near the rear exterior of the aircraft.

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Southwest received a delivery of glycol - the fluid used to de-ice planes - and expected operations to be back to "close to normal", a spokesperson said Monday. Shortly after Christmas the carrier canceled 90 flights after freezing conditions at the airport slowed de-icing crews, according the Chicago Tribune.

Three days after Christmas, almost 90 Southwest flights were canceled at Midway Airport because of delays caused by the de-icing of planes, according to a statement from the airline. The day after Christmas, the airline cancelled nearly 90 flights because of delays over de-icing aircraft.

Due to a fire believed to be in the auxiliary power unit, the plane's crew made a decision to evacuate the plane. Chicago temperatures dropped to below 20 degrees Fahrenheit Sunday during the storm.

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