Travel increase expected due to Thanksgiving
San Francisco, California – Many people are getting ready to travel today for Thanksgiving. According to AAA, 53 million people will travel or drive today through Sunday, which means the roadways will be busy.
The roadways are likely to remain busy until Sunday, with 49 million people on the road. I-80 and I-580 are likely to be the busiest highways in the Bay Area.
The best and worst times to travel are as follows:
It’s best to leave before noon, and the busiest hours are from noon to 8:00 p.m., according to experts.
Getting a good night’s sleep and taking your time packing and loading the car pays off today. After 9 p.m. is the ideal time to drive.
Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. is a good time to stay off the roads, and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. is a busy time to travel.
If you’re flying today, remember to be patient. The TSA claims to have screened over two million passengers yesterday due to the Thanksgiving travel rush.
Travel is expected to increase by 13% over last year’s Thanksgiving holiday, indicating that things are getting back to normal.