Transcript for Record Number of Americans on the Move for the Holidays; How the Weather Could Affect You
Extreme weather just as millions head out for the holiday this week the west getting slammed tonight twelve states. Under winter weather alerts the images coming in now at eighteen Wheeler blown off the road outside Portland organ 55 mile per hour wind gusts. A massive tree uprooted for scroll organ. Drenching rains in California a mud slide in big band route seventy is closed tonight. AB c.'s G of the need is with the dangerous driving for millions already traveling in the west and the weather pattern coming to the east as well. Tonight strong winter storm slamming the wealth 55 mile per hour winds ripping this tree from its roots. And snow blanketing these streets in northern California. All just in time for holiday travel this as more than a hundred million people hit the road this week the most ever that's nearly 18. Every three Americans. 38 point one million people are flying over the holidays an estimated 2.2 million people expected to fly each day. Atlanta Los Angeles and Chicago among the busiest airports but the. Overwhelming majority of travelers will be using their cars the good news the average price of gas is at a new low two dollars a gallon that's less than a gallon of milk. Gas down 32 cents from this time last year. And with those low prices you'll see busy streets David so little hope to know that Christmas Eve Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Are the easiest travel days of the busiest December 27 and January there. David a lot of people driving this year GO thank you let's get right to meteorologist rob Marciano those storms in the west tonight and and the major warmth coming to the east -- stories for sure but the storms in the west really still doing damage tonight with those wins as you mentioned over fifty miles an hour in the city big jet stream energy pouring into the west here. One of three feet of snow expected across all mountain range is so difficult driving there. And tomorrow also in the plains where severe weather expected across Texas tornadoes possible cross the southeast on Wednesday as its coal. Warm air surges into the northeast look at these numbers. Seven to New York 76 degrees in DC on Christmas keep me feeling more like May Day in December it will be a white Christmas on the side of the country rob thing.
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