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Thanksgiving travel getaway day: The latest

It looks like a perfect day to travel and since it's Thanksgiving, it's another reason to be grateful.

The weather today in the Philadelphia area will be sunny with a high near 50 before turning cloudy after dark.

About 48.7 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus, or train at least 50 miles from home over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend starting today, according to AAA, the nation's largest automobile club.

In the Philadelphia region, AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that 569,000 people in the city and its Pennsylvania suburbs will travel at least 50 miles for the holiday this year, a 1 percent increase from 2015 and the most travelers since 2007.

In New Jersey, 1.3 million are expected to travel for Thanksgiving, a 4.3 percent increase over last year.

Millions of car are expected to travel on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes.

Here are some things you might need to know before you set out today.


There are no major backup reported. Earlier accidents have been cleared from the NJ Turnpike and I-76.

Officials say the peak travel time - in other words, when it will be the busiest - will be between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Mass Transit

SEPTA, Amtrak, NJTransit and PATCO are running on or close to schedule.


The FAA reports flights to Newark are 36 minutes late due to wind. No other major issues reported.

PHL is making an appeal to drivers picking up passengers.