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AAA: 1.7 Million Michiganders will be traveling for Thanksgiving

Christian Flores|

1.7 million Michiganders will be hitting the road for Thanksgiving this year. Officials said holiday traveling could lead to some of the worst traffic of the season.

The road to your turkey dinner may be filled with traffic. Officials said thanks to a strong economy, this year’s holiday will have the highest amount of Thanksgiving travel since 2005. 


AAA spokesperson, Adrienne Woodland, said many people in the state will travel more than fifty miles to get to their destination.


“Automobiles are the largest number, the vast majority of travellers will be travelling by auto. And in Michigan we are expecting to see 1.6 million travellers will hit the roads this Thanksgiving.”


Woodland said “travel times will peak on Wednesday afternoon nationally, travellers should expect much heavier than normal congestion throughout the Thanksgiving week.” 


She advises people to plan ahead to avoid getting caught in major delays.