Wild Winter Weather Complicates Holiday Travel

About 95 million people are expected to travel this Christmas Eve.
3:00 | 12/24/13

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big, christmas chill, freezing so much of the country right now. Jinger is here with all of the latest. This is more than just feeling like the holidays. This is becoming dangerous chill possible. What I want to show you, the numbers this morning. These are actual windchills at this hour. It feels like 22 below in minneapolis. It feels like 40 below in international falls. You say, they're always cold. But look at this. There are freeze watches for parts of florida, georgia. Tallahassee feels like it's 35. Atlanta, 21. With the cold, for some folks, will come a little peek of snow. That's going to be a white christmas for a lot of people, in minneapolis, and parts of iowa, and chicago. That's exactly where we find a bundled up alex perez this morning. Alex, we worked there for a long time. It's a cold city. And it certainly is this morning. Good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, ginger. According to our thermometer, it is about 3 degrees below zero right now. With the windchill right now, it feels like 15 below zero. 95 million people are traveling for this christmas holiday. And many of them are unarunning into an ugly, winter mess. This morning, a treacherous mix of rain, snow and ice is creating havoc for many americans and their holiday plans. From the deep freeze in the midwest -- to the dangerous ice storms in the northeast, where thick ice coats roads, trees and power lines. Causing mass power outages, forcing families to scramble, right before christmas. A little heat from the stove, you know. Because it's gas. Reporter: More than 300,000 are without power in michigan alone, with crews working nonstop just to keep up. Get one repaired. And another branch is coming down. They're not really catching up. Reporter: In vermont and maine, a similar situation. Crews have vowed to work through christmas to restore power for thousands. We have employees delaying vacation time so they can be part of the process to get things restored. Reporter: And so, for a lot of those people working on those -- those crews working on repairing those lines, they will spend the christmas holiday, trying to make sure everyone has their power right back on. So, ginger, for a rot of people, it's going to be a long, cold day. It is. And one of the coldest for chicago in nine years. Thank you, alex. Not only with the snow, which

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