Holiday travel headaches


THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND RETURN HOME … THOUSANDS ARE OUT FOR ONE OF THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAYS OF THE YEAR. ACCORDING TO “TRIP ADVISOR’S ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TRAVEL SURVEY” … 51 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY THEY TRAVELED FOR THE HOLIDAY. AND 22 PERCENT OF THOSE PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE HEADED HOME TODAY. AS YOU PREPARE TO HIT THE ROAD … 10 NEWS REPORTER “PATRICIA MARTELLOTTI” SHOWS US WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT. IT MAY BE THE “MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR” – BUT THAT MIGHT NOT BE COMPLETELY TRUE IF YOU’RE DRIVING THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND. SOT — AT 5 HEATHER CARPENTER, TRAVELER IT WAS A LITTLE CRAZY COMING INTO TOWN. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT THE FACT OF THE INTERSTATE SOME OF THE TRAVELERS WERE COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO SHARED THEIR CONCERNS OVER HAVING TO DRIVE SEVERAL MORE HOURS TO GET TO THEIR DESTINATION. SOT — AT 18 MARQUISE WILLIAMS, TRAVELER I’M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, WE HIT DAYTON IN THAT AREA STARTING TO GET REALLY PACKED, AND DRIVING THROUGH OHIO GETS REALLY PACKED AS WELL, SO I’M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE LONG DRIVE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE SAY – THERE WILL BE CONGESTION ON THE ROADWAYS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, ESPECIALLY AS STUDENTS ARE RETURNING TO SCHOOL, IN ADDITION TO HOLIDAY TRAVEL. MARQUISE WILLIAMS I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO GET BACK HOME AND THEY’RE IN A RUSH MARQUISE WILLIAMS, WHOSE DESINATION IS IN INDIANA, IS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE DRIVERS AROUND HIM. STATE POLICE SAY MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PATIENT, AND DON’T FOLLOW OTHER CARS TOO CLOSELY. MARQUISE WILLIAMS I’M DEFINITELY GOING TO BE LOOKING AROUND ALL THE TIME AND MAKING SURE CARS ARE NOT GETTING TOO CLOSE TO ME OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT THAT’S WHAT I HAVE TO DO JAIME BARRERA IS ALSO TRAVELING TO INDIANA. SHE HAS A TIP FOR HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR LONG DRIVES. SOT — AT 1:07 JAIME BARRERA, TRAVELER ACTUALLY TOOK A NAP BEFORE WE LEFT SO THAT I WOULD BE NICE AND RESTED AND NOT EXHAUSTED ON THE WAY THERE AND ON THE WAY BACK JAIME BARRERA TRYING NOT TO BE DISTRACTED JUST FOCUSING ON DRIVING AND WATCH OUT FOR OTHER PEOPLE THAT SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST PART VIRGINIA STATE POLICE ALSO REMIND DRIVERS TO WEAR YOUR SEATBELT AND OBEY THE SPEED LIMITS. IN ROANOKE PATRICIA MARTELLOTTI 10 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU

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