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Holiday storm causing havoc for travelers

(ABC)   --The winter storm is making it difficult for people trying to get home for Thanksgiving.

Snow and ice are coating the roads from the midwest into the northeast making driving a dangerous task.
Strong winds, rain and sleet are causing thousands of flights to be canceled or delayed.
Soggy-
Slick-
..and slow

Mother nature making a mess of one the busiest travel days of the year
"It's stressful"

20 states across the east coast and parts of the south - in the path of this untimely storm that's causing delays -

WPVI: Air Traveler
"I got to wait for 14 hours."
And headaches for some of the nearly 2 and a half million people expected to travel by air today

Lou Ortenzio // Traveler
The snow slowed everything down so we've been in a panic!
That pre-turkey day panic also extending to the rails.

"I just missed my connection to Albany and I'm hyperventilating."
But AAA says - more than 90 percent of travelers today- are *driving. And they - have their own problems
With as much as 7 inches of snow expected in some parts of the northeast. Some of the roads already  snow-covered and icy: Causing hundreds of accidents
including one - in Pennsylvania that sent more than a dozen students to the hospital.

In Florida - and  North Carolina - instead of heading out  - some people are stuck staying behind-cleaning up after suspected tornadoes tore through -

"The neighbor's roof and his chimney was in our backyard"
And - the wind is expected to pick up throughout the day in the northeast -threatening to ground the balloons for tomorrow's Thanksgiving Day Parade -

But *today- people will be giving thanks when this trying travel day is over.
Oh so true- especially later today when the temperatures drop, threatening to freeze some roads, which creates the potential for more accidents, and
gridlock.