Winter Weather Makes Holiday Travel More Difficult

Much of the nation is hunkering down, weathering a series of winter storms. Thousands are without power and holiday travelers have found themselves seriously delayed.

Metal will scrape pavement across the country as snow plow drivers work overtime. From the Washington State to Maine, winter has officially arrived with a vengeance.

Snow Plower Rudy Wesson said,
“Been out here 24 hours plowing. Just one call after another. The phone just never stop ringing.”

That around-the-clock thing goes for utility workers too. Weekend storms knocked out power to tens of thousands in the nation’s northern half and gusty winds in the Midwest make the temperature feel like 30 below.

Parts of Iowa, Illinois and Maine are under blizzard warnings and up to 2 feet of snow is expected to fall in New England overnight.

Forecasters are urging motorists to stay home…treacherous conditions lead to a 30 car pile up in Michigan.

Those looking to escape above the storm clouds will not get anywhere fast. The nation’s airports have reported flight delays and cancellations, leaving thousands trying to get to their holiday destinations, stranded.

One stranded traveler said, "I was told I would have to wait in a 5 hour line just to get on standby."

But nothing kept die-hard Patriot fans from their game Sunday. The Patriots thanked them with an infamous snow angel in the end zone.

And while it’s expected that there might be sledding in New York, sledding in Arizona is a bit more unusual.

Another storm will slide into Arizona tomorrow…adding to what promises to be a slippery Monday morning commute from coast to coast.


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