Be prepared when hitting the road for the holiday

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by TERESA YUAN / KING 5 News

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KING5.com

Posted on November 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM

ISSAQUAH, Wash. – Many people will be driving on icy roads this morning, whether they're headed to work or leaving on a road trip, or maybe getting to the airport for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Some people in Issaquah say they're staying close to home, especially with these icy conditions.

Near I-90 in Issaquah there's still a lot of slush and compact snow and ice on the roads.

Even with the freezing weather, AAA predicts the Thanksgiving holiday travel will be up 11 percent this year nationwide.

And today's traffic is expected to be especially heavy - five times the amount of traffic you'd see on a Wednesday.

The Department of Transportation says people need to be prepared for winter weather as they head out the door. Just one crash or disabled car can cause back-ups for miles during an already congested holiday weekend.

This year we're paying more for gas – 27 cents more than Thanksgiving last year.

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