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PHOTOS: Snowstorm Creates Frenzy for Millions of Thanksgiving Travelers

As millions traveled across the United States for Thanksgiving holiday celebrations, a midweek snowstorm dropped lush snow on roadways and power lines creating headaches for many across in the East.

Hundreds of thousands of people across Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania lost power Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

Roadways were clustered with accidents on some major roads as snow created slippery conditions for one of the busiest travel days of the year according to the American Automobile Association. An estimated 46.3 million people were expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during Thanksgiving with 41.3 million traveling by automobile.

Drivers in the East faced hazardous road conditions as snow piled up during the storm.

Binghamton, New York, broke its Nov. 26 snow record with 9 inches; the old record was 8.7 inches, which was set in 1977. Numerous vehicle crashes occurred in the Binghamton area, including a truck sliding into a house.

Wednesday's snowfall broke a 126-year-old record in Albany, New York, with 9.6 inches for the day.

The storm also delayed or canceled thousands of flights as airports were packed with people traveling for the holiday. Prior to the storm, several major airlines announced they would waive fees for those who needed to reschedule travel due to disruptive weather.