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3.9 million Texans to travel this Thanksgiving

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

A week from today is Thanksgiving. Many drivers in Texas will be hitting the road to be with family and friends for the holiday.

AAA Texas projects 3.9 million drivers will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. 

That is a three-percent increase from last year. Across the U.S. 50.9 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving. 

This Thanksgiving holiday weekend will see the highest travel volume since 2005.

"Automobile travel is expected to increase by three percent over last year's Thanksgiving week in Texas," said Daniel Armbruster AAA Texas spokesperson in a press release. "Drivers should plan ahead, create alternate routes, and be sure their vehicle is up to date on all maintenance before hitting the road to avoid breakdowns and delays."

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