More Travelers Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving Despite Higher Gas Prices

More Travelers Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving Despite Higher Gas Prices

Tennesseans make up 1.16 million of those travelers. The trade organization expects Nov 26 to be the busiest, with an estimated 2.88 million passengers.

"It's kind of pricey but I'm willing to risk it to see my family", Smith said.

AAA anticipates a record number of Americans to hit the roads.

Given this upbeat scenario, investing in travel and leisure companies will be judicious. Therefore, it's likely you might experience some traffic before you get to dinner.

The vast majority, nearly 90 percent, of Michigan holiday travelers will drive this Thanksgiving. DUI enforcement and click it or ticket are in effect.

People traveling by car to their holiday destination have many ways to save money on gas, although some are not as obvious as others. The average mileage for these long-distance Turkey Day trips (classified by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics as to and from a destination 50 miles or more away) is a whopping 214 miles. Holiday travel is up from last year, and the highest it's been in more than a decade.

The MBTA said riders should regularly check in on the status of their train or bus for potential delays over the holiday.

She's getting ready to head to South Bend to visit her family.

The thought of traveling during the holiday rush is enough to make most people cringe.

Be sure to download the WKTV NEWSChannel 2 app and the StormTracker 2 weather app to keep up with the latest headlines and forecasts when you're on-the-go this week.

"This is actually the largest travel volume for Thanksgiving since 2005", said Ragina Averella, with AAA.

"I think the traffic's been pretty tight", driver Carolyn Whitaker said. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings rose 0.5% in the last 60 days. This is despite the fact that gasoline prices nationwide are 37 cents a gallon more than last year. Unattended cooking was the leading contributing factor in home cooking fires and deaths. That's the highest the state has seen in a dozen years. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings advanced 2.4% in the last 60 days.

The national average on Thanksgiving Day was $2.14 in 2016, $2.05 in 2015, and $2.80 in 2014. According to AAA Colorado, over 850,000 Coloradans will travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving.

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