Weather May Complicate Your Thanksgiving Plans

Travel, parades both threatened by nasty weather.

ABC News reports: “Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to book earlier flights Tuesday to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast with a messy mix of snow, rain and wind that threatened to snarl one of the busiest travel days of the year and ground giant balloon versions of Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants in the Macy’s parade.”

But CBS Philly reports holiday travel started well in Philadelphia:

Passengers traveling for the Thanksgivingholiday are thankful – so far – for on-time departures at Philadelphia International Airport, something that’s not guaranteed this time of year.

“I’m just hoping I get out today without delays and get home safely,” says Nathaniel Barzideh.

The airport is preparing for 90,000 to 100,000 people to pass through this week. But heavy volume combined with bad weather across the country means travelers should expect some delays and cancellations.

Things were worse on the road: 

One person is dead and seven others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash along the Schuylkill Expressway early Wednesday morning.

The accident happened at about 4 a.m. in the westbound lanes between Montgomery Drive and the Roosevelt Boulevard.

At least four vehicles were involved in the crash. One person was confirmed dead. Seven others were taken to local hospitals. The conditions of those injured were not immediately known.

At, John Bolaris! reports things could be at their worst after 8 p.m. tonight:

8 p.m.-midnight. Flash freezing is possible as temperatures drop below 32 degrees and any moisture that has not evaporated could freeze on roadways. Watch for the slight glisten of black ice, which makes travel dangerous at these hours as it hides in the darkness on roadways. The most likely black ice will be across the suburbs to the north and west.

Be safe and careful in your holiday travels, folks.