47M expected to travel over Thanksgiving weekend

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the busiest travel day of the year. Nearly 47 million Americans were expected to cram onto highways and airports to travel to celebrate the long Thanksgiving holiday

News 12 Staff

Nov 26, 2015, 7:15 AM

Updated 3,161 days ago

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The Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the busiest travel day of the year.
Nearly 47 million Americans were expected to cram onto highways and airports to travel to celebrate the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
AAA says holiday travel this year will be at its highest since 2007, thanks largely to falling gas prices.
Experts say that if you're planning to fly, give yourself at least an extra 50 minutes to get to the airport and expect longer wait times at security.
Connecticut State Police warned the public to be extra cautious when hitting the road to get to their holiday destination.
Authorities say they see an increase in violations -- including speeding, aggressive drivers, drunken driving and texting and driving -- during this time of year.


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