More Trouble Looms for Holiday Travelers

Snow, rain will continue through weekend
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2008 10:03 AM CST
Vehicles and a pedestrian make their way down a street in Crested Butte, Colo., on Dec., 23, 2008 between snow storms. More than 103 inches have been reported by the Crested Butte Mountain Resort.   (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)
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(Newser) – Holiday travelers may be in for more trouble this weekend, USA Today reports. Snow is expected from Montana to New Mexico, rain in the Midwest could cause flooding, and the South can expect heavy thunderstorms and possibly a few tornadoes. "It's going to be a wild ride," said one meteorologist. Travelers already have been delayed or stranded throughout the country.

In Chicago, Amtrak and O’Hare International Airport were getting back to normal after snowstorms stranded hundreds of passengers for days on end. Meanwhile, travelers in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas will battle rain and fog. "Although we're going to have a warmer storm going through the weekend, it's still going to cause a lot of travel problems," said the meteorologist.