Charlotte Douglas airport experiences heavy Thanksgiving travel

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Charlotte-Douglas Airport (WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was heavy traffic congestion at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Wednesday night.

Airport officials expected the large number of cars because of the number of passengers. They said 26,000 people would be arriving and departing the airport on Wednesday.

Many passengers traveling to the Northeast had major delays . Many had to switch flights because of the snow and ice.

Many airlines are now preparing for Sunday, another busy day for traveling after Thanksgiving.

Winter storm warning for some NC mountains

You’ll get some snow if you’re on your way to the northern mountains of North Carolina for Thanksgiving.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the higher elevations in five counties until late Wednesday afternoon.

Forecasters say the warning is in effect in higher elevations of Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties. A winter weather advisory is in effect at lower elevations.

Two to 4 inches is possible overnight into early Thursday.