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Holiday travelers head out gingerly

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CHICAGO — Bands of ice, sleet and rain were upending some holiday travel plans as millions of Americans took to the roads, skies and rails today for Thanksgiving, but the wintry mix was not causing the widespread gridlock that had been feared.

So far, the storms barreling over the mid-Atlantic and Northeast have not sent widespread flight delays or cancellations rippling beyond the region to other parts of the nation’s air network, and forecasters said the storm would start to loosen its grip on the East Coast as the day wore on.

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