Holiday Tribulations: Americans Face Snow, Ice During Travel Season

Ginger Zee tracks the latest weather across the nation.
2:34 | 12/22/12

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We're going to start with the snow and ice and wind creating holiday travel tribulations, including for our own meteorologist, ginger zee, who had a rough ride getting from iowa to chicago. Ginger, are you okay? I'm okay. We made it. It was a forbidible trip I don't need to doagain. I wasn't alone. But here, o'hare, working a lot more smoothly. Things are look good here. Let's then move straight into what was a problem yesterday. This was the ground zero for frustration. But this morning, the animal migration to the holidays is on. The hub on the travel wheel is turning again at chicago's o'hare. Can you believe how short the line is? I'm so happy. I was a little worry. Reporter: After that storm blanketed the landscape from washington to wisconsin, with preholiday drama. A lot of concentrations. Two delays. Missed one plane by three minutes. Reporter: Iowa whiteout led to one of many interstate shutdowns. A blowing snow problem. We were just about to turn around. And then, everyone came to a stop. Safely, I should say. But we just learned that there is a major pileup, some 20, 30 miles ahead of us. This could be the backup. 24 hours later, the sides cleared. But the blizzard left us inches along. We're going east on i-80, going about 20 miles per hour. While we crept, the stranded slept. And some stewed. This is the fourth time I've been to each desk. Reporter: He, along with an american legion, were back on time. Weather is affecting some travel, especially in the northeast. I want to show you exactly who could be affected today. At early check, there were about 40 cancellations across the nation. And we think there will be more delays in the northeast, thanks to wind gusts. Some yesterday up to 60 miles per hour. It won't be that bad. But boston, new york, d.C., check ahead. San francisco could have rain issues. Fog in l.A. And a lot of people are hitting the roads, too. You need to know what the road conditions are like. Fortunately, most of the nation looking pretty good. But slippery stuff in the lee of the lakes there, eastern great lakes. Upstate new york. Problems in new england, too. And back into the cascades and parts of the rockies. Watch out for that. Coming up in your nation's weather, I'm going to talk about the deep freeze that's going on in florida. That's right. It's cold in a lot of places.

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