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The Worst Day to Travel This Thanksgiving

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It’s no secret that traffic gets crazy around the holidays. With an estimated 46 million people expected to hit the road this Thanksgiving, according to AAA, the best we can do is prepare to leave earlier or later to avoid the huge spike in traffic. According to Waze, a community-based traffic and navigation app, “the traffic will be bad on Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. through the day. The best time to hit the road will be the morning of Thanksgiving Day.”

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“Turns out the best time to hit the road is Thanksgiving Day itself. The app reports that traffic will mimic weekend habits, so expect fewer cars in the morning and at night. But don’t be late to dinner: Drivers on the road will increase between noon and 4 p.m.”

“There are a number of “worst days” to travel around the holiday this year, starting with Tuesday, Nov. 24. Waze reports that most holiday travelers will start their exodus at 1 p.m. For those who are hoping to get out quickly after work, think again. The heaviest traffic will be from 4–8 p.m. Wednesday won’t be much better, with traffic beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting through the day.”

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