HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV)-- According to AAA, nine out of ten people in Virginia will be hitting the roads this year to travel for the holiday weekend.
Interstate 81, which serves the nearby cities of: Roanoke, Blacksburg, Lexington, Staunton, Harrisonburg, and Winchester, is one of those roads across the nation that will be heavily traveled over the next couple of days.
Historically, the worst congestion period to travel is from noon until about 7p.m. Friday.
Many drivers are preparing themselves for the trip by packing snacks,or, downloading last minute music to listen to on the way.
One family that stopped in the valley on their way to North Carolina said that traffic or no traffic, they will be at their granddaughter's first birthday.
"We don't get away that often so... if we have a long weekend and can do it... we will. It doesn't matter if the traffic... doesn't even enter our heads to think about that. We are from out in the country and used to traveling long distances to the malls, and it doesn't matter," said Diane Keeler, a holiday traveler.
If you want to check out the traffic cameras before you head out on the roads, click on the link below to see our traffic cameras covering the Shenandoah Valley.
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