Traveling for Turkey Day? Tips to help you get there

Traveling for Turkey Day? Tips to help you get there

More than 45 million people are expected to hit the road for Thanksgiving this year, a 12-year-high, according to AAA.

AAA said nearly 35,000 more Wisconsinites will travel than last year.

Locally, the State Patrol said travel in southwest Wisconsin should be tolerable. The interstate going through Rock and Dane counties will be tight with reduced speeds. State Trooper James Kicmol is urging drivers to reduce their speeds and keep an extra distance from other drivers in construction zones. To get real time road updates be sure to check call 511 or go to

“It gives real time weather conditions, real-time roadway conditions and travel conditions,” he said. “You can also map alternate routes.”

When you’re traveling also be sure to bring a phone charger, food, water and blankets in case you get stranded.

Peak travel times are in the morning and in the evening on Thanksgiving. Kicmol said things tend to die down in the middle of the day.

To make sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to gas check out apps and tools from Gasbuddy, Geico and AAA, to find the lowest fuel prices wherever you are.