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11/24/04

Busiest Thanksgiving Travel Weekend Since 9/11

Triple A says 80 percent of people who travel this holiday weekend will actually be traveling by car, which means some really crowded roads. For anyone waiting for friends and family or trying to leave the house, drive carefully. The roads are crowded.

Thirty-seven million people will be traveling more than 50 miles from home for a Thanksgiving dinner. This afternoon, the Georgia welcome center on I-95 was already packed with people stretching their legs, taking a break.

Triple A says this is the busiest Thanksgiving since 9/11, up three percent from last year despite the fact gas prices are up 50 cents since last year.

"People are trying to get back to a sense of normalcy, and Thanksgiving is time to be with family and that is what is happening this year," said the auto club's Ken Kincaid.

The busy roads will stay this way until Sunday, so be prepared to take it slow and be patient. If you are hosting any guests, let them know it's okay to be a little late if their safety is at stake.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com

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