Drivers face the Thanksgiving travel rush

(WTNH) — With nearly 50 million people are expected on the roadways packing everything from pies to yams, drivers say there is not a lot of elbow room on Connecticut highways.

It is the height of the Thanksgiving rush and Chris Oliveri is passing through Connecticut on his way home to Long Island and he’s already been on the road three hours.

“I knew it when I left at the time I did that I was done for. So it’s now or never,” said Oliveri.

Fight or flight. If you are traveling through New England, AAA is predicting more people will be on the road than in the past 12 years and if you are heading into New York, the numbers are even higher. Fran Panely left Vermont this afternoon and we found her taking a break at the Milford rest area.

“The worst is yet to come. I’m going to Brooklyn. So the worst is yet to come, I just might get there on time to eat the turkey,” said Panely.

AAA says the best time to travel over the Thanksgiving weekend is early Sunday morning.

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