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Hitting the Messy Roads for Thanksgiving



    Drivers brave the wet weather ahead of Turkey Day (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN: Leslie Gaydos, Framingham, Mass.) - New Englanders are braving the messy roads ahead of Thanksgiving, on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

    Some 42 million Americans are traveling for Thanksgiving. Many hit the roads, trying to get an early start to the day.

    Yula was headed to North Carolina with her daughter and grandchildren, planning to see her other daughter on Turkey Day.

    "We couldn't get the wipers to work like they should, and... Gee, I had wanted to leave earlier but this weather is something... It's not a good morning to drive! This weather is really bad," Yula said.

    Officials warn drivers to take it slow and allow plenty of travel time Wednesday.

    One perk for the day - tolls are free from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at interchanges 18, 19, and 20 in the Alston-Brighton area, courtesy of Zappos.com.