Dangerous Winter Weather Causes Thanksgiving Travel Headache

Storms in Midwest create icy conditions, massive delays as hundreds of flights cancelled.
3:00 | 11/25/13

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For millions of americans, the trip to grandma's house this year is off to a slow, slick start. This driver in oklahoma walked away unhurt. Watch again. He's lucky. This slow-moving system carrying a triple threat of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, has already claimed more than a dozen lives. Almost all killed in traffic accidents. Not just drivers in harm's way. In western new york, first responders from four counties came together to save a hunter trapped waist deep in freezing waters. The rescue team getting stuck themselves. A helicopter and hovercraft saved everybody. Drivers could barely see in front of them in texas and oklahoma. The real danger remains ice. Road crews have been out salting all night. Here at dfw international, they're deicing planes. Texas is home to american and southwest airlines. Once the storm moves east, there's sure to be a domino effect that could stretch into wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year. The ticket counters may look quiet now. They're sure to get busier today. The good news, outside of the roads, it has hovered above freezing. No major icing for the morning commute here. You hit on one of the big es problems. If your flight gets canceled or delayed, it's so difficult to get another one. Watch this low. As it steps out of the texas area with the ice. Texas, oklahoma, arkansas, heavy rain for tuesday into wednesday. By thanksgiving day, the storm sauf t is off the coast. The travel day before, we'll have serious issues. Some areas more than five inches of rain. It's a soaking, windy storm with a cold northern edge. Really tough travel on tuesday, on into wednesday as well. We'll get to the rest of the weather when we come back.

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