Triple-A is estimating a big increase in road travel this Thanksgiving. Nationwide an increase of about five-percent is expected over last year. About 48 million people are projected to drive at least 50 miles or more from home for the holiday.
In Wisconsin about a million drivers will take road trip this week, with the worst of the traffic is expected to be tomorrow from about noon until 8 p.m. Gas prices in northwest Wisconsin are dropping ahead of Thanksgiving this week. WEAU reports gas is down to two-dollars and 39-cents-per-gallon at a gas station in Altoona which is well below the national average but still the highest gas has been since 2014.
According to Gas-Buddy, gas is usually the cheapest for Thanksgiving travel on Monday and the most expensive on Friday.