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Thanksgiving travelers deal with weather, traffic

By Meghan Packer, Reporter, MPacker@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 27 2013 09:00:11 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 28 2013 04:15:11 AM CST

Millions of people are hitting the road for Thanksgiving and many of them are running into unpleasant weather.

Millions of people are hitting the road for Thanksgiving and many of them are running into unpleasant weather.

69 News spoke with travelers who stopped at the service plaza off the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in South Whitehall Township Wednesday night.

While they weren't seeing weather as bad as in other parts of the country, it was enough to make them just want to get to their destinations.

"It's going pretty slow for the most part," said Dave Herman, who was driving from Springfield, Delaware Co., to the Poconos. "A little rain with flurries I guess you could say, it's just wet, wet stuff."

"It was just a lot slower than I thought it was going to be tonight and a little bit more snow than I was comfortable with," said Deb Urbano of Coatesville, who was driving to Bethlehem. "There were points when we were completely stopped and that wasn't fun."

"We left at 6:30 this morning," said Emma Edgerton-Lewis of Raleigh, NC. "It's been cold, very cold. It was cold in Raleigh but it's not as cold as it is here."

Jeff Liwacz of Bordentown, NJ said, "It's mostly rain, it seems to be stopping although I'm starting to see the snowflakes in the sky at this point."

"There's a few cars pulled over for minor accidents and it's just backing everything up," he added.

AAA predicts more than 43 million people are traveling for Thanksgiving and 90 percent of them are on the roads.

Drivers may find some perks at the pump. AAA also predicts people are paying the lowest gas prices for the Thanksgiving holiday since 2010.