Transcript for Powerful Nor'easter Snarls Holiday Travel
Millimeters of people are on the roads. The most families traveling by car in years. This view from the passenger seat shows getting there, not so easy. Heavy snow is slowing down drivers from North Carolina to Maine. Minnesota to New York. ABC's gio Benitez gets behind the wheel. Reporter: As millions hit the road for their Thanksgiving day destination, a powerful nor'easter dumps snow on every state from North Carolina to Maine. Record snow totals just outside Washington, D.C. And here in Connecticut, the snow is coming down hard and fast. When most of us won driving. In fact, an estimated 41 million people will be on the roads this Thanksgiving. That's the most in seven years. Weather snarling traffic up and down the I-95 corridor. Accidents littering the roadway. This car slild into a guardrail. A reck on I-77 in Virginia, backed up traffic for seven miles. Officials across the region issuing speed restrictions to slow drivers down. We're urging motorists to drive with additional care and allow more time to reach their destination. Reporter: The midwest hit hard, too. Parts of Minnesota digging out from almost a foot of snow. And in Iowa, this semitractor trailer jackknifed after hitting black ice. Salt spreaders and plows are racing to keep up with travelers on one of the busiest days of the year. And these are exactly the kinds of storms where you see that dangerous black ice. That rain and snow creating that thin invisible layer of ice on pavement. So, Amy, that's why you have to be especially careful on bridges and roundabouts. Such great advice, gio, thank
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