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Triple A Predicting Big Increase In Thanksgiving Travel

Traffic crawls on the northbound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway leading out of Manhattan on Friday.
Traffic crawls on the northbound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway leading out of Manhattan on Friday.

Triple A is predicting that more than 53 million Americans will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. The number of Americans traveling for thanksgiving is up 13 percent compared to last year and its approaching pre pandemic 2019 levels. Triple A spokesperson Robert Sinclair says most will go by vehicle.

“I don’t think gasoline prices are holding people back because there is so much pent up demand for travel and folks really just want to get out and see family and friends.”

In the New York City area, some of the worst traffic is expected on I-95, the Cross Bronx and Long Island Expressway from 2 to 5 pm on Wednesday and Sunday after five p.m. Sinclair says the best time to travel is Thanksgiving morning.