Holiday Roadway Travel

By: Cayle Thompson Email
By: Cayle Thompson Email

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People all across Kansas are hitting the road Wednesday night, as the holiday travel season kicks into full gear.

In all, some 33 million drivers are expected to hit the roads this weekend. Topping the list of things they're thankful for is lower gas prices.

It won't be a record year, but drivers are on the roads again. Last year in Kansas, gas was nearly $3 per gallon. Today, it's less than half that amount.

With more drivers on the roads, more highway patrol troopers will be working overtime.

Wichita Police are also watching the roads closely. In just three hours on Wednesday morning, they issued 83 speeding tickets on west Kellogg.

KDOT says drivers should be especially careful in construction zones, although most have wrapped up just in time for winter and this weekend's holiday travel.

The number of people hitting the roads this weekend is actually 600,000 less than last year because of the economy.

If you're traveling in Kansas, you can call 511 from your cell phone to get updated road conditions during your trip.

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