Preparing for Thanksgiving Travel

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Wednesday is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year, but so far things have been pretty quiet.

VDOT said the peak driving times will be this afternoon and then again on Saturday and Sunday.

AAA is estimating 1.2 million people are traveling 50 miles or more in Virginia this weekend.

Some drivers said they're expecting tricky weather.

"Judging by the weather now, it's looking like it's gonna be a little bit of rain, possibly some ice, so it could be kind of dangerous," said James Decorte.

"Rain, snow, fog, wind, and the traffic is just starting to pick up now," said Gardner Murphy.

"Since Tennessee, we've seen about three wrecks. We spent the night right down the road here last night," said Shannon Smallwood.

One thing that could help you Wednesday afternoon is that VDOT has lifted all temporary lane closures to help traffic move along.

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