Beware Of Holiday Traffic If You’re Planning To Leave LA For Thanksgiving Weekend

If you’re hitting the road for the holidays – travel times may take longer than usual. 🚗

According to a new report from AAA and transportation analyst INRIX, you can save yourself the stress by staying clear from the freeways between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Reports are predicting that traffic will reach peak congestion levels in Southern California, doubling the time that it normally takes to make cross-town trips. It’s estimated that between November 21 and 25, 48.5 million will drive at least 50 miles from home!

Most of the traffic is going to be the Interstate 5, heading south through Orange County. So, if you’ve been meaning to listen to that podcasts series everyone’s talking about – now’s the time.

Though the number of people driving or flying over the weekend is expected to rise by at least 5 percent this year, LA isn’t getting the worst of it all. Cities like New York and Boston are projecting to be nearly four times slower than usual.

Happy traveling Angelenos and good luck out there!

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