Thanksgiving travel delays expected as storms head east

3:02 PM, Nov 25, 2013   |    comments
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DALLAS - Some of the country's biggest airports -- in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, and Charlotte -- could be seeing some major delays between now and Thanksgiving, as a winter storm system continues to move eastward.

The storm today has brought a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Texas. It's been blamed for hundreds of accidents and at least 10 deaths, half of them in Texas.

Forecasters say it will bring mostly rain to the East Coast, with up to three inches of rain drenching travelers. Farther inland, they expect sleet and snow.

One man who's planning to fly Wednesday from his home in Toronto to visit his family near Boston says he's tried to get on an earlier flight, but the airline told him it isn't waiving any change fees yet. Jeff Smidt says he may be looking at a long drive.

According to Triple-A, 90 percent of travelers this week will drive.

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