Transcript for Severe storms expected to cause holiday travel delays
Absolutely and also hoping you have the option of staying right where you are keeping that holiday going because the weather in large parts of the country is brutal. We begin with that post-christmas weather nightmare playing out for millions of Americans in what is turning out to be a tough trip home from the holiday targeting the center of the country. Let's head to rob Marciano tracking this all for us this morning. Rob, good morning. Reporter: Good morning. This was a potent storm just a couple of days ago getting through the mountains and we had snow across I-80 up and over donner pass getting to lake tahoe. Chains required there and that will be the case today as it emerges into the plains where we have a serious amount of winter weather advisories that stretch not just from the Canadian border, but all the way down through the border of Mexico as well. It will draw in moisture from the gulf of Mexico. We have the threat for severe weather today on top of the northern fringe which could bring blizzard conditions Austin to San Antonio and could see a threat for tornadoes, Dallas is also in the slight risk area, not just an area that will see severe weather today but a huge hub for airport travelers. For that Marcus Moore is live for us in Dallas this morning. Reporter: Hey, rob, good morning. This is the day most people will be traveling to return to their homes, in fact, 2.5 million people are expected to fly today on one of the busiest travel days of the holiday season and so far here at Dallas' love field we have seen no significant delays or cancellations, just a lot of people ready to travel. As you mentioned, nasty weather could impact thousands of flights as people head home as this storm system moves to the east. Expected to dump more ice and snow to the north and bring heavy rain and threat of severe weather to Dallas and to south and we've already seen how this has packed a punch. Take a look at this videotape of a snowy and icy Christmas day car pileup that involved at least a dozen cars and forced officials to shut down an entire section of the freeway. Ten transported to the hospital with injuries. As it moves to the east with ice, snow and heavy rain expected it could mean pore bad news for the millions who will brave the traffic and hop into their cars and head to various destinations today. Experts suggesting if you can hold off another day you might be age too find lighter traffic and here at the airport but certainly as we know mother nature could put a spin on things today.
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