Millions setting out for holiday travel facing treacherous commute

In Colorado Springs, drivers were seen sliding off the road and struggling to gain traction; the powerful storm that brought icy conditions to the west is now headed east.
2:32 | 11/23/19

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We begin with a series of storms about to hit. The first storm already hitting tonight, and it's been deadly. Snow and ice triggering this car pileup in Denver. And all of it hits the east this weekend. And we're tracking at least two storms set to hit next week. Stephanie Ramos leads us off. Reporter: Tonight, a treacherous commute already as millions prepare to take to the roads. And skies. A powerful western storm now moving east. 1 out of 10, it's probably an 8. It's pretty bad. Reporter: In Colorado Springs, drivers spinning off the road. You can see that a semi which was going southbound is now facing northbound as it has completely turned around. Reporter: Plow brigades out in force. In west Denver, more than 50 vehicles involved in this pileup Thursday night. In Kansas, troopers warning drivers to take extra care. It's catching a lot of these motorists off-guard, I think. Reporter: Northwest of Wichita, a middle school teacher killed in this crash. One of at least two fatalities in the state. All part of the same system that brought large hail to the desert in Arizona. With millions heading out on the road for the holidays, drivers should pay attention to the weather. Especially on Wednesday, it could take three times as long to get to where you want to go, and depending on the forecast, it could take even longer. Stephanie, thank you. Now to rob Marciano, with the forecast. Reporter: This storm will cause more travel difficulty in the east. Let's time it out for you. Tapping moisture from the gulf of Mexico. Mississippi, getting to Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Norfolk, D.C., New York, and philly tomorrow night. By Sunday, it hangs around new York to Boston. New England will be a mess. And very active jet as we go towards next week. Look at the big dip come Thanksgiving in the west, and another storm in the middle. Several rounds of rain and snow to the end of the holiday Rob, thank you. We have new video just in, the moment of impact after a

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