How To Avoid The Worst Traffic This Holiday Season

What's Up Chicago

November 26, 2019
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Scott Olson

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Katie has your tips on how to avoid Thanksgiving traffic with 'What's Up Chicago?'

More than 55 million people plan to hit the road for Thanksgiving, making it the second-busiest Thanksgiving for road travel.

  • ​According to Google Maps, the busiest time to hit the road for travel is obviously tomorrow, the day before Thanksgiving.
  • You will want to specifically avoid the 3 to 4 pm hour.
  • The best time to begin travel is 4 am tomorrow or 6 am on Thanksgiving morning. 
  • Oh and quickly wrap it up and say goodbye because experts say hitting the road at 4a​m Friday is best for your return!

We covered your road travel tips but airlines are bracing themselves for a historic storm that will affect the whole country.

  • From Cali to Colorado...in fact parts of the Rockies could see 2 to 3 feet of snow, the Midwest about 8 to 12 inches.
  • Flash floods and snow will be whipping the Northeast.
  • The wind is so bad, the Macy's Thanksgiving Dat parade balloons could be grounded.
  • Experts are reminding us to CHECK flights before heading to the airport. 

Disney will own the end of the year at the box office!

  • Frozen II brought in $127 million during opening weekend and box office experts expect a lot of repeat business this weekend with kids having a couple of days off.
  • Disney has one more HUGE movie release this year...Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker is out Dec 20th!

In Sports: 

  • Bulls lost to the Trail Blazers 
  • During Monday Night Football the Ravens crushed the Rams 45 to 6.