I-75 busy with holiday travelers

By: Morgan Lentes Email
By: Morgan Lentes Email

LONDON, Ky (WYMT) - Many of us probably were not dreaming of a white Thanksgiving but that is what mother nature brought us. Still, that did not stop folks from hitting the roads and heading to their favorite Thanksgiving Day destination.

The roadways are busy and the gas stations are full. Chris Laux of Cincinnati, who is traveling to Tennessee for the holiday, said travel has been slow moving.

"There is pretty significant amount of traffic today," said Laux.

But many from out-of-stater are not letting that spoil their plans for a holiday getaway.

"We like to get away sometimes and we like coming down south. Usually we like to come down south, where it is not snowing," said Laux.

Dustin Brock lives just outside of London and said Wednesday's commute could have been worse.

"This morning it was just wet and then on my way to work it was fine. But then now, obviously it is snowing," said Brock.

More travelers means a greater risk for accidents. So to avoid spoiling your trip, Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran said to follow these tips.

"If you have to, leave in early enough time to get from point A to point B without being in a hurry and leave enough space between the vehicle and yourself and just slow down and use caution," said Cochran.

It is advice many drivers say is a no brainer.

"You drive what the conditions allow," said Laux.

For many, braving blizzard-like conditions is worth it to enjoy cherished company this holiday.

Trooper Cochran added if you have some drinks at a holiday party, be sure to get someone to take you home. Also, long car rides get boring; however, that does not mean you should pick up your phone and drive distracted.

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