NEW YORK (CBS 2/AP) — Most trains, planes and automobiles had smooth going on Christmas Eve in New York City despite the rush of last-minute shoppers and those still trying to get out of town.

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Many travelers were most concerned Friday about keeping themselves on time. Actor Eric Jennings says he stayed up all night rather than rise before dawn for a flight to Oklahoma City. He was waiting early in the morning for his flight out of LaGuardia Airport.

The lack of snow didn’t mean lack of cold, however.

“We’re stuck in a cold rut, even colder next week,” said CBS 2 meteorologist John Elliott. “You know the drill, bundle up and wear those layers.”

Even though travelers out of New York were in the clear Friday as far as the weather was concerned, it doesn’t necessarily mean their return trip will be quite as easy — there’s a possibility of heavy snow Saturday night into Sunday.

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