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Experts predicting largest flying crowds since 2007

(ABC)    --  Travel experts predict that this holiday will likely see the most air travelers since 2007.

As you can imagine, the severe weather moving accross the country is causing delays and cancellations for many of them.
 
The holiday freeze is on.
The wintry storm now barreling up the east coast bringing a nasty mix of rain, snow, wind and ice.

Slick roads now a factor in at least a dozen deaths across the country. In Central Arkansas, one woman was killed in a head-on crash when she lost control of her car.

From Georgia to Virginia today, a soggy slog on the highways.  But north into Pennsylvania and New York, road crews are ready for snow.

It puts a bond on the road.
AAA says 90 % of travelers this week will drive and nearly
39 million will drive 50 miles or more.

At the nation's busiest airports, fliers face a potential travel nightmare, too.

Mikey Smith, Flying to Texas - I wish I could click my heels three times and be home.
The freezing rain and wind making for icy planes and longer lines on those already congested runways.

On the website Flight Aware, you can track the misery.   Today the greatest pain felt in Atlanta, DC and New York.

Then there's the cold...
Brett Stein, Philadelphia - I try to bundle up as much as I can
A bitter winter blast from Florida to Wisconsin and Maine.  The frigid and sometimes treacherous conditions causing a rush to stock-up at the grocery store.

There's not much left. I noticed the pumpkin pie is gone and the whipped cream is gone.  I needed that!