Busiest Travel Day Of Year To Be ‘Pretty Bad’ For Millions As Pre-Thanksgiving Storm Looms

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A deadly winter storm system heading east threatens widespread cancellations at some of the country’s busiest airports on the eve of Thanksgiving, a meteorologist warned Tuesday.

High winds and low clouds were likely to trigger extensive delays at New York’s three airports, as well as in Boston, Washington and Baltimore beginning Tuesday afternoon and lasting for up to 36 hours, according to The Weather Channel’s lead meteorologist Kevin Roth.

Parts of Pennsylvania and upstate New York, including Pittsburgh and Buffalo, could experience up to 18 inches of snow by Wednesday, Roth added.

The storm, which caused hundreds of flight delays in Texas and killed at least 14 people, was covering parts of West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina in ice early Tuesday.

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