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Millions of people hit the road for Thanksgiving

Millions of people across the US were on the roads Wednesday driving to visit families for Thanksgiving on arguably one of the biggest travel days of the year. 

One family was the Clayton family who were traveling from Nebraska to Albany, TX. 

They left Nebraska Tuesday and hit some rain around Wichita Kansas, and stayed the night there and were back on the road at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

"We had to stay behind people so we can see their tail lights so we could see were we were going," said Jason Clayton. "I'm just trying to stay in the lead of people as long as they are behind us, I'm all right." 

Another person is Ann Long who is traveling to San Angelo from Kansas to visit her daughter. She and her husband make the drive every year and the busy roads don't keep them from that. 

 "As long as we are good health and can still drive and they allow us to drive, we will drive it," said Long. "Next year we're going to bring our RV but it was just two of this year two of us this year so we didn't bring it. Which is kind of fun you can stop and see a little bit more too." 

There were workers at the travel center all day Thursday to walk them any visitors coffee and cookies. They told new channel 6 they've been seeing a lot of people come in from all over, many of them going to other states one of the more popular ones was Colorado.

They also said they were seeing a lot of people yesterday as well asked today. As for long and her husband she said they will be headed back to Kansas on Sunday what she said in the past has been very crowded on the roads as well.

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