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Storm Affecting Thanksgiving Travel Plans

COLUMBUS (Ben Garbarek) -- The incoming storm is putting a wrench in the travel plans for many people heading out for Thanskgiving.

AAA said nearly half of all travelers will be leaving Tuesday or Wednesday. 

"I didn't even realize there was a storm coming," said Sean Delaney, who is driving to Hocking Hills on Wednesday.  "Living in Ohio for as long as I have, you have to prepare for the worst at all times come November."

Flights are already being canceled in many cities affected by the storm.

Travel experts said the roads wouldn't be clear even if the weather was ideal.

"We add in the snow, the ice on the road, cold weather, more traffic, it's going to take you much longer to get where you're going than normal," said Kimberly Schwind of AAA.

Your best best?  Be flexible when you leave and give yourself extra time.

"We're hoping leaving around lunchtime, beating some of those 'right after work' departs might help a little bit," Delaney said.  "If the snow is a factor, we'll take it as it comes."

 
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