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Worst Travel Times For Thanksgiving 2019 In DC Region, Virginia

Posted on Nov 22,2019
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AAA Mid-Atlantic and VDOT identified the busiest travel times expected over the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday. (Shutterstock)
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By Emily Leayman

WASHINGTON, DC. — Thanksgiving tends to be one of the busier holidays for travelers in the DC region and across the U.S. This year, AAA Mid-Atlantic projects almost 1.35 million DC area residents will travel long distances during the extended holiday weekend. Across the country, over 55 million people are expected to take long-distance trips. These projections call for the second highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, second only t0 2005.

According to John B. Townsend II, AAA Mid-Atlantic's public and government affairs manager, travel times could start to increase on the Sunday of Thanksgiving week. However, AAA Mid-Atlantic projects the busiest travel time will be the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 27. The peak travel time is expected between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. INRIX projects delays will be multiplied by 2.8 during this two-hour period.

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