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Midwest blizzards worry holiday travelers

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Delays speckled the display boards at Reagan National Airport Tuesday as deadly blizzards continued to hit the Midwest and caused headaches for holiday travelers.

(Photo: Associated Press)

Blasting winds and snow blanketed eight states with blizzard warnings in five: Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.

Forecasters are saying getting home for the holidays could be difficult, if not impossible.

Northwest resident John Motley plans to travel to see family in the Midwest, but will have to make a stop in Denver because I-26 in Colorado is shut down and littered with accidents.

"The flight is delayed into Denver, but more importantly, I-25 going through Pueblo through southeastern Colorado is closed so we have to spend the night somewhere," Motley said. "We're going with the flow."

In western Kansas, 10 inches of snow fell before dawn.

Daniel Martin was planning to travel from D.C. to Kansas City Tuesday. After a last minute shift between airlines, he was able to keep his travel plans.

"I was extremely happy to get home," Martin said. "It's Christmas time and I actually delayed Christmas shopping until I got home from this trip. I would have been in big trouble."

 

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