Higher holiday traffic expected on roadways

Travel on the local roadways for the Thanksgiving Day weekend is expected to be back to pre-pandemic numbers starting Wednesday. According to AAA Travel, the peak times for travel will be between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 am until 4 p.m. Thursday, and 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday. Door County Patrol Deputy Brad Shortreed says drivers should allow more time to get to their destination this weekend safely. 



Approximately 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving (November 23-27). That reflects a 1.5 percent increase from 2021 and 98 percent of pre-pandemic volumes. This week is projected to be the third busiest Thanksgiving travel since AAA started tracking in 2000. The Door County Sheriff’s patrols are planning a heavy presence on the area highways to monitor and assist travelers all weekend. The local weather forecasts call for good driving conditions with temperatures above freezing during the daylight hours with only possible scattered rain showers on Thanksgiving Day.

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