Wintry weather greets thousands of home-bound Thanksgiving weekend travellers in Michigan

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DETROIT - Chilly winds and snow flurries are greeting thousands of Michigan travellers as they head home after spending the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.

The long Thanksgiving weekend saw temperatures push into the 60s in places, but Michigan got a preview of winter on Sunday, with midday readings in 20s and 30s and swirling snow in places.

AAA Michigan has estimated that about 1.3 million state residents were planning to travel 50 miles or more during this year's Thanksgiving period, an increase of 7 per cent over 2011.

Many buses are fully booked Sunday on the Megabus discount travel system that serves Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and East Lansing, and flights are packed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Organizations: AAA Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Geographic location: Michigan, DETROIT, Ann Arbor Grand Rapids East Lansing

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