More than 55 million people were expected to fly or drive out of town during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year Thanksgiving. At least, that’s how many had hoped to.
“bomb cyclone” in the Northwest to high winds in the Northeast, a vast area of the United States has been paralyzed, or could be soon, by a buffet of severe weather just ahead of Thanksgiving.
Minnesota Is Hit Hard by Snow. Widespread storms across the Midwest, Northwest and elsewhere have closed interstates and led to hundreds of canceled flights across the country, and more travel chaos is predicted.
Travel will be bad in the Midwest and the Plains and “very difficult to nearly impossible” in southwest Oregon and Northern California, forecasters said.
“This is not an ordinary storm,” the National Weather Service (NWS) warned.