Major winter storm hinders holiday travel on the West Coast

Torrential rain and heavy snow hit parts of California, prompting highway closures and travel delays.
1:58 | 12/27/19

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We have to start with some nasty stuff, the weather. It's severe at this point, in particular out west. It has put a delay on a lot of people's post-christmas and trying to get home plans, and also their pre-new year's travel plans as well. Let's go to Marcus Moore. How we looking out there, Reporter: Hey, T.J. It is the start of a busy day here at L.A.X. We have seen waves of travelers coming in lining up, some of them at 2:00 this morning to catch flights home. This morning, with millions of drivers heading home on the roads, holiday drivers hitting roads on the west coast are struggling to make it through. A massive snowstorm hit parts of California shutting down part of the 5 freeway for what's known as the grapevine, pummeling cities with heavy rain. You can't even see. That's why you pulled into the gas station right now. Reporter: Video of drivers stuck for hours on this California highway. People trying to push their cars out of dense snow. I was getting too scared. It was horrible. It was crazy. Reporter: This impassable. 30 years in the desert, I have never been stuck. This is bad. This is horrible. Reporter: The brutal conditions turning deadly for one man. Officials found a truck driver dead in the logjam. The cause of death under investigation this morning. And near San Bernardino, heavy snow blanketing the terrain. This parking lot filled with weary drivers, and for those taking to the skies, another busy day for travel. The nation's airports filling up as people return home. Interstate 15 here in this area was one of the many crucial arteries that were shut down because of the ice and snow. Tom, just adding to the travel troubles for millions of travelers who are hitting the roads here this holiday season. That's a big story this week. All right. Rob Marciano is here, and he's

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