Traveling this Thanksgiving? Get ready, today's a busy travel day!

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Are you traveling this Thanksgiving holiday? Well, be prepared to encounter one of the busiest travel days today!

AAA Carolinas says an estimated 1,353,000 North Carolinians are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday. Wednesday is slated to be the busiest travel day since 2007.

And travelers will find gas prices are down 70 cents from the Thanksgiving holiday last year.

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Despite nearly 90 percent of holiday travelers expected to be driving to their destinations, Raleigh Durham International Airport is also seeing a rush.



Lines formed early Wednesday as airport officials remind passengers to arrive over two hours before their scheduled flight.



And ABC11 Meteorologist Don "Big Weather" Schwenneker says if you are traveling this Thanksgiving around our area, you should be just fine weather wise.

"Hop in the car and drive 300+ miles in any direction, and you'll only see sunshine," he said.



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