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Record number to travel over lengthy holiday period
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Buford’s Friendship Road, above facing westbound, and the Interstate 985 area is the only Hall County potential holiday trouble spot in Northeast Georgia identified by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Construction, commuters and Lake Lanier Islands Resort’s Christmas lights display could cause traffic congestion. - photo by NAT GURLEY
If you’re planning an early holiday getaway, you might want to avoid the roads around the shopping areas; they’ll probably be especially crowded. With Christmas Day falling on a Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation anticipates more travelers than usual during the holiday week. AAA is predicting a record 94.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday period, including 2.7 million in Georgia, matching the predicted 0.6 percent national increase.