AAA: 1.4 million NJ residents expected to travel by car this Thanksgiving holiday
The Thanksgiving holiday is three days away and many have decided to hit the roads early to avoid heavy traffic and potentially bad weather.
AAA says that 89% of New Jersey residents who are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday between Wednesday and Sunday will do so by car.
Brent Bode decided to travel from Toms River to Massachusetts on Monday before the holiday traffic rush.
“Actually not that bad. Roads are good,” he said.
But it may not be so smooth in the upcoming days. AAA estimates that almost 1.4 million New Jersey residents are going to travel by car this holiday, making it the highest number on record.
"Fortunately, I won't be traveling until Friday, so I gave the roads to all the lucky who are traveling. You can actually see today that traffic is picking up," said John Bucher.
Those getting on the roads Tuesday and Wednesday may also have to deal with wet weather. Another reason why many New Jerseyans are heading to their destinations earlier.
AAA says that the busiest day to travel is on Wednesday from 2-6 p.m.