Valdosta Daily Times

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November 25, 2013

Caution urged for Thanksgiving travelers

-- — More people travel by car for Thanksgiving than any other holiday. With school out, it’s easier to get the entire family away for a week. Even with higher gas prices, car travel is less expensive than airfare for families of four or more. According to Triple-A, the average holiday traveler will drive more than 400 miles to reach their destination, and this year, wintry weather is expected to impact travel plans.

A major storm is making its way across the country, bringing rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and East over the next several days. For those planning to hit the road this year, take the weather into account to plan your travel days.

The storm is expected to bring mostly rain to Georgia over the next several days, but the cold system ahead of it may make for some slippery driving in the northern parts of the state. With so much additional traffic on the highways, even a steady rain can create havoc.

The best thing travelers can do this week is to exercise caution, plan ahead and take the weather into account. It may mean leaving earlier or later than originally planned, driving slower, or changing routes, but staying safe should be the ultimate concern.

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