Americans still traveling this holiday weekend despite coronavirus warnings

Despite warnings from government and health officials, Americans still traveled this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2020, 5:14 PM

Updated 1,330 days ago

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Despite warnings from government and health officials, Americans still traveled this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
News 12's Diane Caruso was in Ardsley Friday. She says driving along the thruway from Orange to Westchester, there were not many cars on the road.
While the roads might not be as heavy with traffic, airports are a different story.
TSA reported that nearly 1.1 million people passed through airport security checkpoints Wednesday. That is the agency's highest screening volume since March 16.
Experts are expecting Sunday to be the busiest day for travel.
Combined with auto, air and rail, AAA predicts as many as 50 million Americans will have been on the move by the end of the weekend.
Because of the pandemic, that number is still a 10% drop compared to last year - the largest year decrease since 2008.
If you're going to be driving, fueling up will be a bit kinder on the wallet. AAA says the national average for gas is down 50 cents compared to last year.


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