Highway patrol ready for busy roadway travel

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Law enforcement officials in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry are gearing up for busy highway travel this week.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to drive safely while traveling to visit loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday. They said that it is also a good idea to report any road emergencies as soon as possible in an effort to help keep congestion down to a minimum.

"Well, the official travel period begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday at midnight. It's a 102-hour long period. It's the heaviest travel period of the year and with all the things going on at airports with increased security measures taking effect, we can expect more cars on the road than usual," said Cpl. Paul Brouthers of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

All uniformed members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol will be out in force this holiday weekend.

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