|Massive, sloppy storm system snarls holiday travel
Updated Dec 22, 01:32 AM
CHICAGO - Those who got a jump on their holiday travels this year apparently got it right.
A large storm system moved into the Midwest on Friday for the start of one of the busiest travel periods of the year, but things didn't really get messy until Saturday, when it delivered a bit of everything - freezing rain, snow, ice, flooding and even tornadoes - to an area that stretched from the Louisiana Gulf Coast to eastern Canada.
Those who took to the roads or skies before midday Saturday likely got where they wanted without a major hitch, but by midafternoon, roads had become slick in many places and flight cancellations and delays started to mount.