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Thanksgiving Travelers in Plains, West Should Expect Issues Due to Snow and Ice.

Nearly 47 million Americans are planning to hit the road or take to the skies this Thanksgiving weekend, but meteorologists are warning that many in West and the Plains may hit some travel troubles due to incoming snow and ice. More than 41 million Americans will be driving to reach the pumpkin pie, while about 4 million will be flying between the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following, according to AAA.

The 300,000 extra travelers since last year alone could result in delays and traffic — as could heightened security in the wake of recent international terror attacks. Winter storm warnings were already in place on Monday in Montana, northern Idaho and eastern Washington, which could get smacked with snow in high elevations, according to the National Weather Service.

Freezing rain and snow are expected to create dangerous driving conditions in western Texas. “It’ll be a nightmare for people who have to go through the ice,” Fortier said. Still, he said it’s early yet to scrap travel plans or expect the worst since the forecast could change. “There are a lot of ingredients and a lot of details that have yet to be determined for later in the week,” he said.

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