Last updated: 01:03 PM ET, Sun November 29 2015

Winter Storm Cara Makes for Icy Post-Thanksgiving Travel

Impacting Travel | Michael Isenbek | November 29, 2015

Winter Storm Cara Makes for Icy Post-Thanksgiving Travel

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Winter Storm Cara is making for a treacherous end-of-Thanksgiving weekend travel day across a large swath of the U.S., reported.

Commencing just before Thanksgiving, the system has caused at least 11 deaths, knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of customers in several states and dropped more than a foot of snow on some regions.

Fatal road accidents occurred in Minnesota, Kansas, Texas and Missouri, and there were numerous non-fatal crashes across the West and Midwest, said, citing local news reports.

The biggest danger for drivers is ice — and as indicates in its Sunday forecast, this will be around in abundance.

Light freezing rain or freezing drizzle will create hazardous driving Sunday from western Oklahoma to central Kansas, northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa, said, adding, “even small accumulations of ice can cause extremely slick conditions.”

Parts of Texas are seeing dangerous conditions as well — they caused a tractor-trailer to crash into an Outback Steakhouse in Amarillo, TX Saturday evening. Adria Iraheta, a reporter for KVII-TV who was on the scene, commented via Periscope that “We are in the middle of Winter Storm Cara and as you can see ... there is ice all over the road," said.

But as Cara moves out, another winter storm — Delphi if it is named — is developing. sees snow breaking out later on Sunday from the Colorado High Country into eastern Colorado, western Kansas, western/central/northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota, northwest Iowa and far southwest Minnesota.

Also, sleet or freezing rain is possible from northwest Oklahoma to central Kansas, southeast Nebraska and central Iowa.


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