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Millions Expected to Travel this Thanksgiving Weekend

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, FL - Millions of Americans are already on the road for the 4 day weekend.

That's right AAA estimates more than 43 million people will travel 50 miles or more for thanksgiving, the 4th consecutive increase of motorists during the holiday.

Another issue motorists might be concerned about are DUI checkpoints Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting several stops in Jefferson and Leon county on Friday night.

Law enforcement officials told me the area will be saturated

And if you didn't catch our report from earlier at five.

Make sure if you do go out with friends or family to celebrate Thanksgiving early.

Call a cab or designate a driver because there will plenty of cars on the road tonight.


Tallahassee, FL-November 21, 2012 - Millions of people are expected to hit the air and road this week in what is one of the busiest travel seasons of the year.

Operators at the Tallahassee Regional Airport expect to see a slight uptick in travelers this year. The airport is expecting to see between 30 and 40,000 people pass through its gates from Wednesday through Sunday.

"We're heading over to Cairo to see my family and what I'm looking forward to the most is seeing Florida State beat Florida. Go Noles!," says Ashton Smith who is traveling from Charlotte.

"I'm up to see some friends up in Albany, Georgia. I'm flying in. They're going to pick me up in a few minutes and it's one of my classmates and some more friends from the 1950s," says Harvey Brown who is traveling from St. Petersburg.

AAA says it expects about 3 point 2 million people from Florida and Georgia to travel 50 miles or more this week by car, bus or plane.


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