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    PHOTOS: Holiday Snow Blankets East, Great Lakes

    By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    November 28, 2013; 6:35 PM ET
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    Photo/Becca Posey. See larger image below.

    Thanksgiving Day featured some lake-effect snow showers across the Great Lakes region, as frigid temperatures plunged all the way down to the Gulf Coast.

    Rain, freezing rain and snow slowed traffic and caused excessive airport delays across the East for the busiest travel day of the year on Wednesday.

    NWS-trained spotters reported 4.8 inches of snow in Bethel, N.C. Three inches of accumulation fell in Summersville, W. Va.

    Freezing rain was reported as far south as Georgia.

    Closed roads and flights delays caused travel hold ups across Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, the Virginias and New England. Some residual flight delays held up takeoff at airports with clear weather conditions as well.

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    Ice-covered tree branches in Michigan. Photo by Miranda.

    Lake-effect snow accumulated in Michigan. Photo by Becca Posey.

    West Middlesex, Pa., by Sharon Foulk-Lucich.

    Freezing rain ices over a mailbox in State College, Pa. Photo by Jesse Ferrell.

    Southwestern Virginia by Austin Swiney.

    Frametown, W. Va., by Toni Amick.

    Barrackville, W. Va., by Danny Waldsmith.

    Newark Valley, N.Y., by mikeyg733.

    Family farm in Five Forks, W. Va. by Kaitlin Carpenter.

    Louisville, Ohio, by 504wife.

    Akron, Ohio, by Pierre Bell.

    Franklin, Pa., by brycreagle1213.

    State College, Pa., by Andreia Seixas.

    Mercer County, Pa., by Alex BuCher.

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