DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNN) - Areas of dense fog hovering over most of Iowa forced Illinois Sen. Barack Obama to cancel his first two stops of the day Friday.
Obama was scheduled to land in eastern Iowa - near the site of his first event of a three-day swing through the state - but his plane was re-routed to Chicago due to dense fog at a higher elevation, according to a campaign spokeswoman.
His first two stops are now off the schedule, as Obama's motorcade will be on the road for the four-hour drive from Chicago to Washington, Iowa - site of what was originally set to be his last stop of the day. Now, it will also be his first.
A crowd of a few hundred potential supporters - as well as the traveling press corps - had already gathered at his first event when organizers announced that Obama would be unable to make it.
–CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch