Light Christmas Day travel, heavy traffic expected Wednesday


If you were traveling on this Christmas Day, you pretty much lucked out. You didn’t have to deal with too much traffic.

AAA said most travelers left for their holiday destinations Christmas Eve — leaving many of the roads less congested for Christmas Day.

Traffic might pick up a little bit Tuesday night as people head home. But, many travelers will be hitting the roads and highways on Wednesday, the day after Christmas.

One man who was driving through Springfield on his way to upstate New York told 22News, “The roads were pretty empty, the highway was pretty empty, can’t complain. Just taking the kids to open gifts, then I have to go back to Connecticut later and have Christmas dinner, so a lot of traveling.” 

AAA predicted a 4 percent increase in holiday travelers over last year, the biggest volume since they began tracking holiday travel.

AAA suggests leaving as early as possible Wednesday to try and beat the traffic.

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