Winter Storm Wreaking Havoc on Holiday Travel

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Holiday travelers up and down the East Coast are facing a tough trip this Thanksgiving. An icy winter storm is wreaking havoc on the highways, causing more than 100 accidents and at least 11 deaths, along with hundreds of flight delays at airports around the country.

"Now I'm really glad, of course, that I'm leaving today because I know the weather is going to be just a bear," Maria Hull, a Philadelphia traveler, said.

The powerful winter storm that already pummeled parts of the west and south is marching east. It's expected to bring with it rain, snow, and strong winds. It's not the kind of forecast holiday travelers want to hear.

"My son said, 'Don't you think about driving!' And I'm so glad we're not driving," Amy Jacobsen, another Philadelphia traveler, said.

"I hit a bridge coming over and a car just went airborne sideways and I was doing 20, white knuckle with two hands on the wheel," Harry Mazurkiewicz, in Wisconsin, said.

Those heading to the airport may be in for some holiday travel complications as well. Mikey Smith is one of the those travelers. His flight to Texas was delayed.

"I wish I could click my heels three times and be home. But this is pretty tough here," Smith said.

Some 25 million Americans are expected to get on a plane this week, but anyone headed to an area affected by the winter storm could face major delays.

Some travelers have been forced to camp out on airport floors to wait out the weather.

"I'm trying to get home... can't get home, had to spend the whole night in here, in this airport, on the cold floor," traveler Corey Keys said.

The website shows cancellations and delays in Texas, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York.

The rain and wind are forecast to clear the East Coast by Thanksgiving day, but the cold will remain.

"I try to bundle up as much as I can," Brett Stein, a Philadelphia resident, said.

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