This Will Be the Worst Time to Hit the Road for Thanksgiving Travel

D-Day is coming—plan accordingly

The day before Thanksgiving is historically known as one of the worst travel days of the year. And it should come as no surprise to Southern Californians planning to travel by car that record traffic woes are being predicted once again.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the worst time to begin your road trip is Wednesday, November 27, or D-Day (departure day), between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., which will be considered “a record freeway crunch.”

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is predicting about 3.7 million Southern Californians on the road on D-Day. And according to AAA, most drivers will average over 50 miles in one trip, during the holiday weekend. The sheer number of cars on the road could quadruple the amount of time it will take to get to one’s destination, contributing to an already stressful time.

So Angelenos, you might want to pack up and hit the road, like, now or just celebrate at home.

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