Colorado

Nov 25, 2013 5:48 PM by Matt Prichard

Delays plague Thanksgiving week

The day before Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year. And in the 2013 holiday travel will grind to a halt in parts of the northeast.

"Most areas of the United States are going to be okay for travel this year, the big exception is going to be the northeast," said KOAA Meteorologist, Stephen Bowers.

A massive storm system will work its way up from the gulf in the northeast, bringing a nasty mix of weather to some of the largest airline hubs.

"There's a big storm developing over the deep south today and tomorrow night into Wednesday, it's going to mean a lot of wind, and a lot of rain mixing with snow and sleet around New York City," said Bowers.

That system spells trouble for Colorado travelers, who could be sent packing at the gate.

"It's not going to affect us directly, but what it will do is create a domino effect because of all those delays in the northeast," said Bowers.

And for the airlines, they take no responsibility for Mother Nature's mess.

"The airlines don't accept it as their fault. Because they see it as beyond human control, so they'll just try and put you on a different plane," said local travel agent, Ahmad Sher.

The first alert team will continue to track progress of the storm which could ultimately leave travelers out of luck and in the cold.

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