Transcript for Deadly Storms Snarl Travel Just in Time for the Holidays
We turned this evening to be extreme weather deadly storms hitting just as millions head home for the holidays now. If that forty million in the storm zone as we headed to Christmas Eve in Arkansas tonight look at this. Dense fog triggering a ten car pileup on I 49 killing three. Powerful winds in Southern California knocking over tractor trailers meanwhile outside Seattle tonight traffic whining to a halt in the snow. ABC's claims and L on the very dangerous trotting already the storms and the weather pattern now coming to. East. For some drivers hitting the road. It's no holiday gas prices are down this season but the number of drivers and headaches are up. Home near Mojave California today winds gusting eighty miles an hour plus. Taking down more than a dozen big raise in Arkansas a ten vehicle chain reaction crash this morning killed three people. Police blame the pilot partly on heavy fog. In the west they're dealing with snow measured in feet. Parts of Utah getting 44 inches inch 44 hours ABC's Neal Karlinsky is in Washington State. Here in the mountains east of Seattle they've gotten twelve feet of snow just this month it's created all kinds of problems for holiday travelers that they've had that intermittently shut down these roads for accidents and avalanche control. In San Francisco today. It was all think it was awful bad weather canceled dozens of flights. And David in coming days a massive amount of travelers will jam and airports like this one here in Dallas and just one weather pick up can send shockwaves through the system. Just in time for Christmas David yes we are very familiar with that ripple effect that these storms cause thank you Clayton let's get right to meteorologist rob Marciano tracking the storms and the warmth coming to these young widespread if she's really tomorrow dated beginning with a severe weather threat tonight that starts in the ark La Tex and expands throughout the day tomorrow. Across and its mouth of the south a wide spread from the walls all the way to Indianapolis with Memphis in the bullseye. Damaging winds may be some tornadoes as well this is all fed by extreme worth and you mention temperatures thirty degrees or better above. Normal sixty to what you -- that's with rain and Christmas Eve over seventy in new York and DC records are going to be blown out. The eastern half of the country we will see wet interstates the western half the mountain west especially we'll see snow covered roads so be safe travel slow be careful on the roadways rob thank you.
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