AAA predicts 51 million Americans to travel over Thanksgiving

Boston's 10 worst traffic bottlenecks around Thanksgiving, according to AAA

Thousands expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving holiday

New Yorkers who will be traveling by auto despite the higher gas prices are in luck - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all state highway lane closures caused by construction will be suspended from 6 a.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Monday.

"We don't necessarily designate Sunday as the busiest travel day of the year", he said. The Maine Turnpike Authority is predicting traffic volume will top last year's record-breaking 1 million transactions by about 2 percent, or an extra 20,000 tolls paid.

There are many things to be thankful for during the holiday season, but safety may be one of the most important.

"We want to remind people to plan ahead for a designated driver or to use one of the auto share services such as Uber or Lyft to ensure that everyone does make it home safely for the holiday", Amy Parmenter, who is the AAA spokesperson, said.

The annual Newburyport Lions Club Thanksgiving dinner returns for its third year Thursday starting at 12:30 the Senior Community Center, 331 High St.

No trip will be completely mistake free, particularly during before and during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

San Antonio also has the lowest gas prices in the state at an average of $2.18 a gallon.

The Salvation Army is out for the holiday season once again
We would ask that checks be made to The Salvation Army of Nobles County and write "kettles" on the memo line of your check. Sullivan said what some people may not know though is that this campaign helps more than just around the holidays.

Experts are saying that in addition to the normal global flux in fuel prices, we can thank this year's unprecedented hurricane season for the hefty price tags at fueling stations.

Nationally, airfares are the lowest since 2013, according to AAA.

90 percent of people traveling this year will drive, according to AAA.

Fuller Skies: The largest growth in holiday travel is by air travel, at 5 percent, with 3.95 million travelers.

With 50.9 million Americans estimated to be traveling, 1.6 million more than a year ago, now's the time to stop and make sure you're traveling safely. Waves of passengers packed airports and cars hit the roads on the final travel day before the Thanksgiving holiday. That is a 3.3 percent increase from previous year.

Online marketplace platform LendEDU polled 1,000 American consumers ages 18 and up on their anticipated expenditures for Thanksgiving 2017 and found that the average anticipated cost is about $165.14 per person for Turkey Day this year.

Millions of Americans are headed out of town, and some routes are expected to take three times longer than usual. The worst time will be around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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