Winter Weather Delays 3,000 Thanksgiving Weekend Flights

Winter Weather Delays 3,000 Thanksgiving Weekend Flights

Thanksgiving travel has been caught up in the early onset of winter, stranding travelers all over the country, delaying over 3,000 flights, and canceling 190 of them.

As Breitbart reported, winter has debuted early in the USA. So early, in fact, that river ice has already ended the shipping season on the upper Mississippi river. It ended this year on November 20, the earliest shut down since records were first started in 1969.

That weather has carried over into the busy Thanksgiving travel season with snowy and frigid conditions that stretched into Sunday morning, especially in the north and northeast.

By Sunday, fair weather returned, allowing the travel industry to begin to catch up.

But as travelers crowded airports, waiting times for security grew. At Chicago’s Midway Airport, the security line was so long, it measured up to 1.2 miles.

Millions more American travelers were hitting the roads but found many shut down by icy conditions and winter weather. On roads in New York, Michigan, and other northern and eastern states, travelers experienced dangerous driving conditions.

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