Hitting the road for Thanksgiving? It’s time to practice patience


You may want to practice patience now if you’re planning on hitting the road this holiday season.

AAA is predicting the largest number of Americans to travel around Thanksgiving in a dozen years.

Two out of 10 Washington D.C. area residents will venture more than 50 miles from home next week, according to AAA’s Thanksgiving Forecast, which was released on Thursday.

That’s bad news for Maryland residents; the state is home to seven of the top 10 most congested regions in the Washington, D.C. area.

One spokesperson said people should be prepared for two times the typical delay.

“So, that tells us how congested roadways will be in the State of Maryland, because we have not made the capital improvements on roadways like Virginia has over the past 15 years,” said John Townsend, Director of Public Affairs, AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Townsend recommended that drivers use AAA’s mobile app, which can map routes, find the lowest gas prices and request roadside assistance.

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