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Storms disrupt Thanksgiving holiday in U.S.

Clearing: A
snowplough
removes snow
and ice from a
highway in Iowa
after storms
disrupted roads
and flights on
one of the
busiest days for
US travel PICTURE: GETTY

MILLIONS of Americans struggled to get home for Thanksgiving after two powerful storms caused chaos across the country.

In the face of strong winds and stormy weather, roads were closed and cities faced blackouts with more than 200 flights cancelled yesterday.

A snowplough near Rudd, Iowa, was part of an army of workers trying to clear ice and snow over the last two days.

Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York was only able to go ahead yesterday with balloons flying lower than usual.

Thirty-two states were affected by weather warnings, with both the East Coast and western states hit by two separate storm systems.

An estimated 20million Americans were affected, CNN said.

‘Thanksgiving 2019 will be remembered as a stormy day,’ said the US National Weather Service, adding a ‘cornucopia of hazards will continue to develop eastward’ at the weekend.