Transcript for Rain, snow still wreaking havoc on holiday travel
We begin with that powerful winter storm barreling through the middle of the country delaying travel plans for millions of people on this busy holiday week yet the storm system stretches all the way from Texas where a tornado watch was issued last night. Across the plains and into the Great Lakes flood watches to blizzard conditions to storm has already packing quite a punch. This morning to massive storm hitting at the height of holiday travel already causing a mid air emergency. Turbulence forcing an American Airlines flight from Mexico operated by mesa airlines to divert from Dallas to Austin. Three people were injured two rushed to the hospital safety is top priority in these types of situations when Hillary is doing whether I'm so it's it's not uncommon thing airports from Dallas to Chicago seeing delays on the ground the storm forced the rare cancellation of a college bowl game in Dallas. Lightning forcing Boston College in Boise State off the field. Fans is evacuated the game ruled a no contest. Arms. This same storm dumping up to a foot of snow in the northern plains leaving wreckage in its wake first responders in South Dakota had to use a ladder to rescue a driver whose SUV slid off interstate ninety. Flipping on its side ABC meteorologist rob Marciano on where the storm is heading next. Very dynamic storm reward had winds measured to 71 miles per hour let's take a look at the radar the winds are ripping north of this thing with blizzard warnings up for the Dakotas but that severe weather across the south and Houston Little Rock to Memphis. We'll drive east along I ten tapping moisture from the Gulf of Mexico so we'll see heavier rate as well. We've got flood watches as far north as Virginia in the rain gets the northeast here on Friday some of the rightness out two to four inches up to a foot of snow in the northern plains. Hundreds of flight delays and cancellations are already being reported from the major airports in Texas all the way to Chicago. So be sure to check your carrier before you head out.
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