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Millions of people begin holiday travel, majority are driving

Mid-South interstate traffic could pick up as an expected 39 million travelers hit the roads. Mid-South interstate traffic could pick up as an expected 39 million travelers hit the roads.
Three million travelers are expected to fly this Thanksgiving. Three million travelers are expected to fly this Thanksgiving.
The wintry weather has caused some flights to be canceled and fliers are stranded, especially on the East Coast. The wintry weather has caused some flights to be canceled and fliers are stranded, especially on the East Coast.

(WMC-TV) – Millions of people across the country are getting ready to hit the road, headed toward their holiday destination.

Mid-South interstate traffic could pick up as an expected 39 million travelers hit the roads between Wednesday and Sunday.

Most people are expected to leave Wednesday and most will be returning home Sunday. Remember to find the cheapest gas in the Mid-South by looking at the WMCTV.com Gas Tracker.

Three million travelers are expected to fly this Thanksgiving and there is a good chance they are in for some travel trouble.

Travelers heading from or into Memphis International may be in for some delays. Track flights to and from Memphis by going to the Flight Tracker here: http://www.mscaa.com/flight/tracker

Those traveling to other parts of the country, especially the East Coast, will likely have wintry weather upset their travel plans.

The wintry weather has caused some flights to be canceled and fliers are stranded, especially on the East Coast.

The combination of wind and rain and in some areas, snow, is making travel difficult, both on the ground and in the air.

If you're catching a flight out east, be aware that winter storm warnings are in effect for certain area through Wednesday afternoon.

Before you head to the airport, make sure you check the status of your flight on the airline's website. If your flight gets canceled FareCompare.com recommends getting in line at the gate desk immediately.

You could also call the airline's customer service number at the same time and get help from whoever you reach first.

Keep in mind that the bad weather could make rebooking difficult.

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