Families Still Planning on Traveling This Holiday Season, Regardless of Weather

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HARRISONBURG, Va. Regardless of the weather, many families are still going to be traveling to be with loved ones for the holiday as Wednesday is a peak travel day for many families heading home for Thanksgiving.

Ken Slack, with the Virginia Department of Transportation, said altering the time you leave, might help to avoid the weather and congestion.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is expecting large amounts of congestion, both today and Sunday.

There is some good news, all construction projects will be suspended during this time, to cut down on congestion.

There will also be safety service patrols who will be patrolling the interstates, looking to help any disabled motorists and get them on their way.

"People are getting ready to visit with family and friends. Add to that the complications of some tricky weather, whether that is snow or just a whole lot of rain. We are looking at a lot of precipitation and even if it comes down as just rain, there is still some potential hazards with standing water, especially when you get off the interstates," said Slack.

Slack said Virginia 511 is a great resource to use. It allows drivers to get real traffic time, so you know exactly what you are getting into, before hitting the road.

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