Cape Cod Traffic Going Slow at Start of Holiday Weekend - NECN

Cape Cod Traffic Going Slow at Start of Holiday Weekend



    Cape Cod traffic going slow at start of holiday weekend

    A discouraging weather forecast isn't keeping people away (Published Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014)

    (NECN: Julie Loncich, Bourne, Mass.) - If you're driving to Cape Cod Friday evening, expect some company.

    "I thought it was going to be kinda gross out, so I figured that people would be taking their time and not rushing to the Cape, but it's been pretty, you know, slow," Colleen Klause says.

    Klause has been on the road for about two hours as of 5 p.m. Friday, stuck in traffic with her two little children, who are running out of patience behind her

    "I'm with two kids. Their attention span is about 15 minutes and they were expecting that we'd already be there, so that's it, start of Memorial Day, happy summer," Klause says.

    Traffic was heavy but moving over the Sagamore Bridge Friday afternoon, with about a 2.5 mile backup as of 4 p.m., but probably a little bit better than it would be if the weather was nice and sunny.

    Yes - the long, cold winter and chilly spring seems to be making its way into Memorial Day, which is a discouraging forecast for business owners on the Cape.

    "It's not encouraging for us, but you know what, I've been in the restaurant business here on the Cape for 30 years, and very little keeps people away on a holiday weekend. I think probably the beachfront resorts suffer some," Bob King of Cafe Chew in Sandwich, Mass.

    Julie Loncich has more on the story in the attached video.