Winter weather causing travel nightmares across the country

Posted at 7:32 PM, Nov 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-25 19:32:04-05

A winter storm has already forced nearly 1,000 flights to be cancelled nationwide, and in a growing number of places, the roads are a mess.

Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas are already dealing with it. Nearly 500 flights were cancelled at Dallas-Ft. Forth airport because of ice on Sunday and Monday and that’s just part of that big winter storm that’s been hammering the country as it moves east.

Just ahead of the storm, Boeing issued a warning about some of its jets. The company says engines on its 747, 748, and 787 – The Dreamliner, may ice up.

The company advised pilots to fly at least fifty nautical miles from thunderstorms that might contain ice crystals.

On the ground, there are other worries. Police say slick roads in Oklahoma are to blame for at least four deaths, and another five in Texas, while dozens of drivers were stranded up to 12 hours in Nevada.