Post-Thanksgiving Travel Congestion Ahead | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Post-Thanksgiving Travel Congestion Ahead

Play associated audio
Cars traveling on the South Capital Street bridge at the M Street underpass in Washington, D.C.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/perspective/274444018/
Cars traveling on the South Capital Street bridge at the M Street underpass in Washington, D.C.

The holiday weekend will soon be coming to a close for some people, and the American Automobile Association says that means another bump of travel congestion is ahead.

Triple AAA Mid-Atlantic's John Townsend says Sunday and Monday will be high travel days, with a lot of people on the road in the Washington region. He says 36 percent will be returning today, and another 25 percent will be returning tomorrow.

"Thanksgiving is a longer travel period that we anticipate," says Townsend.

He says the best way to avoid holiday congestion is to set a game plan. For instance, getting off the roads for a meal, if it'll help ease congestion, or on Monday, waiting until after morning rush hour is over to begin driving.

NPR

'Queen Of Crime' PD James Was A Master Of Her Craft

A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.
NPR

For A Century, Thanksgiving's Must-Haves Were Celery And Olives

Ari Shapiro speaks with Boston Globe editor Hilary Sargent on the use of celery and olives as popular meal items during Thanksgivings of the past and their eventual fade from popularity.
NPR

EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.
NPR

Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.