Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Headaches

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JAMESTOWN – Millions of Americans are packing their bags and getting ready to spend time with loved ones for Thanksgiving. Although, the journey to get there could be a challenge.

“This holiday weekend AAA expects more than 55 million people to be traveling,” said AAA Spokesperson Jeanette Casselano. “That’s the most on record since 2005.”

Those 55 million people may not only be hindered by long airport security lines and heavy traffic; severe storms could also snarl last-minute travel plans.

Snow and rain is forecast throughout the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States.

Possibly extending delays and prompting flight cancellations for passengers.

AAA says Wednesday will be the busiest travel day of the week.

“We expect the heaviest traffic volume in the afternoons, because at that time you’ll see a lot of holiday commuters mixing with evening commuters on the road at the same time,” said Casselano.

For drivers, AAA says gas prices are cheaper than last year’s average. But, travelers should make sure their vehicles are ready to go the distance before they hit the road.

“We expect to rescue about 368,000 people on the side of the road due to batteries, lockouts, and flat tires,” explained Casselano. “Don’t be one of those people.”


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