Thanksgiving brings with it many traditions. Turkey, taking stock, tolerating relatives. And for many, there's the annual Thanksgiving commute.
In our region, about 1 million people are traveling more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. That's almost 4 percent more than last year. It means a lot of time spent in the car. And not necessarily moving anywhere despite people's best efforts.
"Remember one thing: that whatever strategy you come up with, someone already has," says John Townsend, a spokesman for AAA. "So you're gonna have a lot of competition for that piece of real estate known as the highway. Unless you travel at odd times."
Odd times meaning midnight or 1 am.
Sabri Ben-Achour reports...