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Holiday travel expected to become more difficult as Arctic temperatures freeze runways and roadways

Arctic Blast Explainer
This satellite image made available by NOAA shows cloud cover over North America on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 at 1:31 p.m. An arctic blast is bringing extreme cold, heavy snow and intense wind across much of the U.S. this week — just in time for the holidays. (NOAA via AP)

(NEW YORK)– A “bomb cyclone” is forecast to devastate the holiday travel plans of everyone looking to fly out to visit loved ones.

This weather event is predicted to bring wind, freezing rain, and snow from the Northwest to the Northeast this week, impacting flights and road travel for millions.

Arctic temperatures are expected to hit Central and Eastern United States, freezing runways and roadways.

Anyone planning to travel by plane or by car over the Christmas weekend is warned of delays, cancellations, and treacherous conditions, according to authorities.