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Thanksgiving Travel Is Much Heavier This Year

Pack your patience this year, if you have travel plans for the Thanksgiving holiday, with fewer pandemic restrictions. Triple-A Spokesperson Sergio Avila says 14-percent more Californians are predicted to be heading 50 miles or more toward a destination. He says volumes are forecast to recover to within five-percent of pre-pandemic levels…

click to listen to Sergio Avila

And that’s especially true for flying, with volume up 80-percent at airports across the country. Nationally, there will be eight-percent more people driving, compared to a year ago. And, as you might expect, Avila says Wednesday is the busiest day for the roads and highways, especially between four and six-pm…

click to listen to Sergio Avila

Thanksgiving Day between noon and 3pm is the second-busiest time. The heaviest traffic artery in this part of the North State, traditionally, is I-80, especially between Sacramento and the Bay Area, as well as Interstate-580.

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