Messy Travel Day for New Englanders | NECN

Messy Travel Day for New Englanders



    Heading out of town for Thanksgiving (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN) - As 42 million Americans prepare to travel this Thanksgiving, many are hitting the roads on Wednesday.

    It was a wet mess on Wednesday, as New Englanders faced rain, snow, sleet and strong winds.

    Drivers are paying more to hit the pavement this year, as the national average for gas is $3.42 per gallon.

    Some travelers were optimistic, despite the less-than-perfect sun.

    "It's hard to drive when it's wet like this, but it's fine. No snow- it's better! And it's not that cold, so it's okay."

    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

    Drivers are advised to take it nice and slow on the morning commute