Subscribe Register Login

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:22 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

U.S. holiday travelers brace for foul, wet weather

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 21, 2013 at 11:46 a.m.

CHICAGO — Freezing rain. Snow. Thunderstorms. Even tornadoes. Much of the nation braced for foul weather on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, as a wet winter storm created travel worries from Chicago and Detroit to Boston and New York.

Forecasters were predicting everything from freezing rain and snow in the north to torrential rain in the Ohio Valley and Appalachia and possibly even tornadoes in the South.

The worst of the storm was expected to hit Midwest population centers on Saturday evening, giving some travelers a window at the start of the holiday rush to get through airports and along highways with little disruption. But by late morning, the number of flight cancellations and delays were both creeping up into the low hundreds, most of them at major hub airports, according to aviation tracking website FlightAware.com.

It's bad timing for the estimated 94.5 million Americans planning to travel by road or air during this holiday season, which runs from Saturday through New Year's Day, and those hitting the roads for some last-minute shopping.

Comments on: U.S. holiday travelers brace for foul, wet weather

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • General clerk iii-quality

    Serco Hiring Event Friday, August 15, 2014 Strengthen Your C...
    ROGERS, AR

  • Sales representative

    fairfield bay area sales rep need a fulltime salesperson in ...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Special education teachers

    special education teachers Broken Arrow Public Schools is ac...
    BROKEN ARROW, Ok

  • Drivers

    - enviro-vac Waste Transport is currently looking for Class...
    ARKADELPHIA, AR

  • Fence builders

    exp. fence builders $300.00 per day. Must have truck & trail...
    SPRINGDALE, AR

Search 855 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online