AAA: 2 million Carolinians traveling for Thanksgiving

Area interstates are already packed ahead of what will be a busy travel day.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Doing some traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday? Don't worry, you're not alone.

According to AAA, an estimated two million Carolinians are taking a trip more than 50 miles away.

The busiest days for those hitting the road or the friendly skies are the two days leading up to Thanksgiving.   

"The traffic is horrendous," said Barbara Tourtellot.

NCDOT traffic cams already showing bumper to bumper traffic Tuesday. It was a common theme around the Queen City, even at the airport —  long lines of cars and brake lights.

"It really is a hell of a day," Katherine Frye

Frye started her travel nightmare driving through a blizzard at 3 a.m. in Colorado.

"They took so long to de-ice the place twice it was an hour late taking off," said Frye.

She missed her connecting flight in Dallas and just when she thought it couldn't get any worse.

"The people coming to Charlotte to pick me up had an emergency so they couldn't come to pick me up," said Frye.

Experts say plan ahead.  If you're heading  to the airport officials say to get here at least two hours early.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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