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Beltway Traffic/Credit: BethesdaNow.comAn estimated 1.15 million D.C.-area residents will travel 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holiday. Will you be among them?

According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, holiday travel will be virtually unchanged this year, down 0.2 percent compared to 2014.

That’s despite lower gas prices and better weather — it’s supposed to be mostly sunny and cool this week. Last week at this time there was a predicted snowstorm.

About 90.5 percent of all D.C. area travelers will travel by car, compared to 7.3 percent traveling via air and 2.2 percent via other modes of transportation.

Meanwhile, a new study shows Tuesday is the new Wednesday for Thanksgiving week, meaning the worst pre-holiday traffic around DC is on Tuesday.

Will you be among those traveling outside of D.C. this year?


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