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Record setting travel expected ahead of Thanksgiving as millions hit the roads and air

Posted at 7:39 AM, Nov 27, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — Millions of people are traveling on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Record setting air travel is expected, so long lines at security are likely.

Nearly 3 million people across the country are expected to fly on Wednesday, with even more travelers projected for Sunday.

For people flying out of Tampa International Airport, officials warn they expect the economy parking garage to be completely full this week.

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The long term parking garage is an option instead, but it is more expensive.

A winter storm is expected to cause a domino effect with delays across the country.

As of 5:30 A.M. Wednesday morning there were only 70 flight cancellations and 158 delays nationally.

According to AAA, most people will drive to their holiday destinations.

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Wednesday afternoon is predicted to be the worst time to travel across the country.

Trips could take as much as four times longer than usual.

Peak traffic jams will be Wednesday afternoon between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Officials are urging drivers to beware if traveling Wednesday night because it’s on track to become one of the mos dangerous nights for drunk driving crashes, right after New Year’s.

AAA says traveling Thanksgiving day is a better option to avoid traffic.