Transcript for Dangerous winter weather hits Northeast
We begin with millions of Americans now digging out from one storm as a new system takes shape in the south and takes aim at one of the busiest travel days of the year. A state of emergency to open 2021 as heavy snow and ice push north from Texas through the heartland. Then all the way east into northern new England area. A foot of snow paralyzing interstate traffic in Texas. Some drivers stuck up to 14 hours. Tonight, attention moving to the southeast where a rainmaker has already triggered flash-flood watches from Tallahassee to Columbia, South Carolina. That storm pushing north along the I-95 corridor with snow inland and a wintry mix sure to make for treacherous driving. The forecast in a moment, but we begin tonight with ABC's Stephanie Ramos right here in New York City. Reporter: Tonight, dangerous winter weather slamming parts of the country, with millions heading home from the holidays. A major storm system sweeping from the south into the northeast, bringing heavy snow, ice, and rain. Parts of west Texas digging out from more than a foot of snow. This is miles and miles. Reporter: Hundreds of drivers struck in traffic for up to 14 hours due to the treacherous conditions. One woman with diabetes trying to avoid a medical emergency by rationing medication in the car. I'm trying not to take my medications right now because I don't want my sugar to drop too low. Reporter: In Oklahoma snow and ice knocking out power to thousands. Icy road conditions stranding cars. Semis sliding off the highways. This 18-wheeler toppling on to its side, ramming a guardrail. Two reported tornadoes touched down in Georgia. This mobile home flipped over by high winds, injuring one person. Despite CDC warnings not to travel, more than 15 million flying for the winter holidays. Rain, snow could impact travel over the next 24 hours with tomorrow expected to be the busiest day for air travel since the start of the pandemic. The travel headaches aren't over. Here in the northeast black ice is a concern tonight as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. And a new storm, set to impact much of the east coast tomorrow giving travelers very little time to prepare. Whit? Stephanie, thanks. Let's get to meteorologist
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