Transcript for Winter Storm Targets East Coast Ahead of Thanksgiving
Let's get everybody settled in to where the storm is right now. Our area of low pressure that's caused so much problems in the south and the middle of the country, is hanging around the gulf coast. This low drives towards atlanta. And moves towards new york city. The low is parked outside our doors in times square, spinning some of the worst wind and rain in our area. Between now and then, it has the east coast to get to and a lot of folks traveling in the next 24 hours. There's some snow on the back end of this thing, as well. Snow and ice, and heavy accumulations. I think the worst part of this for a lot of travel will be rain. This is the i-95 corridor. We'll into that. But the rain goes from new york, to washington, to raleigh, to atlanta. Atlanta hartsfield, the busiest airport in the u.S. And gio, rain, already. You're wet. Good morning. Reporter: I am soaked, sam. Good morning to you. It is a mess here in atlanta. So many people already driving. And that's a concern this morning. Millions of us are hitting the roads. That wintry storm system moving east. 33 states in the crosshairs. Snow, ice and freezing rain, turning highways into ice rinks. Now to blame for a dozen deaths across the country. Slick bridges and spinouts in arkansas. One woman there killed in a head-on collision, after she lost control of her car. And in new mexico, that icy wind. Aaa says 90% of travelers this week will drive. And nearly 39 million people will drive 50 miles or more from their home. So, aaa is urging drivers to keep more than an eight-second gap between cars. Allowing more time to react to upcoming hazards and out-of-control vehicles. The chilling weather that brought a tree down on this car in odessa, texas, and buried this truck near lake heron, now bearing down on the east coast. Oil city, pennsylvania, hit with 20 inches of lake-effect snow. It came hard and fast. Reporter: In new york city this morning, the wind making it feel like a bone-chilling 27 degrees. And this fountain in philadelphia, nearly frozen solid after a record chill. And you have to remember about the dangerous black ice on the road. You can't see it when you're driving. And it makes cars slip and slide, sam. That's mixed in the elevations. Anyone gets a little elevation, you're going to get the black ice. Step inside. We'll talk to you later on this morning.
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