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Heaviest Travel In 15 Years Expected Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Triple A says holiday travel this week will likely reach its greatest volume across the country - and in New England - since 2005.

"We're expecting about 55 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more over the holiday period," says Pat Moody of AAA Northern New England. "And that's about a 3% increase over last year."


Moody urges drivers to plan ahead - and avoid distracted driving. He those traveling by plane or  highway this year should factor in additional time to ensure they reach their destinations safely.


Travel is expected to peak when holiday travelers and regular commuters converge late Wednesday afternoon.