Winter weather causes headache for holiday travelers

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Whether on the road or at airport security, there's always traffic before the turkey. 

At least three flights into Wichita were cancelled Tuesday after winter weather blasted several states. 

Denver International Airport cancelled 450 incoming and outgoing flights due to a snow storm, and the number is expected to grow. 

AAA officials said more than 55 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving. The high number of drivers on the roads and the cancelled flight mean longer delays for travelers. 


 Wednesday is expected to be the busiest travel day in the country. 

“We recommend that people just be aware of the extra traffic on the road, slow down, make sure you leave space between you and the vehicle in front of you, don’t drive distracted, said AAA Manager Shawn Steward, "Leave your phone down or let the passenger in the vehicle check maps or whatever else you need to.”

Steward cautions all travelers to have patience and plan extra time for safe travel. He adds that drivers should prepare their vehicles before leaving for a long trip by checking the vehicle's tires and oil. 

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