Millions of Virginians Expected to Be Traveling This Week


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HARRISONBURG, Va. If you are planning on traveling for the holiday, you can expect some traffic on the roads this week.

According to AAA, almost three million people in Virginia will be traveling for Christmas. Ninety percent of them will be driving.

Across the state, Virginia Department of Transportation is suspending almost all lane closures, to cut back on congestion and help keep cars moving. These closures will be in effect from noon Tuesday until noon on Thursday.

Ken Slack, with the Staunton District of the VDOT, said congestion over the Christmas season is a lot more spread out over a couple weeks.

"If you really want to travel on Christmas Day, then you won't have as much company out there. But, most folks do choose to travel a couple days before or after. And, certainly we do expect lots of traffic on the roads," said Slack.

The lane closures will also be in effect next week, from Tuesday to Thursday, for New Year's Eve traveling.


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