Heavy traffic ushers in holiday weekend

Posted at 9:17 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 22:17:50-05

Holiday traffic has begun to wind down a little, but some places Wednesday reported traffic a little heavier than normal.

Traffic in Hill County seemed to move pretty steadily late Wednesday.

The cities though told a different story.  Drivers saw heavy traffic through Temple and Waco earlier Wednesday and reports out of Dallas and Fort Worth told of heavy traffic there.

That's what makes rest stops like the one in Hill County so important for travelers.

Rest stops give people like Keith Chumley of Bryan and his family, time to rest and unwind a little before continuing on their way for the holiday.

He and his family left Bryan this afternoon, headed for Alito, just outside Fort Worth, to spend Thanksgiving with his in-laws.

Mr. Chumley reports traffic a little heavier than normal, but nothing too bad.

“Traffic has been OK.  We came up from Bryan through Hearne, Caldwell, the Riesel, till we got to 35.  Then there was a wreck.  I don't know if it was southbound or northbound but we had to cut through Waco and then we had to stop here for the kids for a little bit so that's where we are right now,” he said. 

Chumley says he and his family will head back to Bryan before the weekend is over, and that's a great plan, because if you thought traffic looked bad today, Sunday could bring a nightmare. 

Most stagger their departure but most wait until the last minute to return home, making Sunday the heaviest travel day of the year.

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