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Congested Memorial weekend traffic, 10-mile backups

MADISON, Wis. - As predicted, Memorial Day traffic is congested as the holiday weekend comes to a close.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported 10-mile backups at County CS on southbound I-39 Monday around 3 p.m.  The DOT predicted this would create travel delays of about 25 minutes.

On Friday, a news release from AAA predicted Memorial Day weekend travel is expected to hit its highest rate since 2005.

The organization projected that 39.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles away from their homes this weekend, one million more than last year.

Some 88 percent of travelers nationwide will be drivers, according to AAA.  They estimated that nearly 700,000 Wisconsinites would take to the roads this weekend.


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