While some parts of Eastern Iowa saw little to no snow Sunday, other areas got hit hard, making the roads a mess on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
"They were awful, 25 miles per hour was the most I could go," said Margo Elliott, who was traveling on north I-380. "There were about 15 to 20 cars in the ditch."
She was heading to the airport in Cedar Rapids to pick up her grandson. He doesn't fly in until Monday, but she and her husband wanted to leave early just in case.
"We just wanted to make sure we got there on time," she said.
So far, her grandson's flight is on time. But on a busy day for air travel, several flights were delayed or canceled, leaving some travelers like Bella Irwin stuck.
"It's an experience," she said. "I'm just trying to figure what's going to happen."
Irwin spent the holiday with a friend and was supposed to connect in Detroit before flying home to Pittsburgh. She got an alert about the cancellation through her airline's app.
Luckily her friend came to the airport with her to keep her company.
"We're just hanging out watching some movies and just talking," she said. "It is a great bonding experience."