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Wild weather interrupts holiday travel

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By: Alexandra Cowley


Wednesday is the biggest travel day of the year and it looks like it's going to be really wet and windy too. Because of the bad weather we're expecting, people who can, are making last minute changes to their plans.

It's here. That time to fill up, spend hours in the car, stuck in traffic, to get to wherever that holiday destination takes you.

Like most Americans, Rhode Islanders planned to hit the road on Wednesday, but with the wet weather expected to pound Southern New England, people are changing their plans.


Mike Sokolowski says, "My parents were in the car together and just called me and were just you know the weather is going to be terrible. It wasn't that simple or calm sounding, it was more frantic, but you know it got me to change my mind so I'm going to go home Tuesday night."

The same can be said for Mitchell Baker who's driving to Washington, D.C.

"I was probably going to leave early Wednesday morning, but now I'll just leave as early as I can Tomorrow and drive a little bit later into the night Tuesday night," said Baker. 

AAA predicts 43 million people will travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving. Mix the heavy traffic with the bad weather and it's one Thanksgiving recipe you'll want to avoid.

Kris McKechnie said, "Yeah I heard it's probably going to be rain, either way though its going to put a crinkle in peoples travel plans especially by plane."

Satish Nathan is hoping the weather doesn't impact his flight to Colorado.

"The bottom line is if I had to cancel it I'd be pretty disappointed because I've never been to Denver before,"Nathan said.

Most people are thankful, the wild weather just meant planning ahead.

"I'm fortunate that I had the flexibility to leave a little earlier in the week and just drive slowly," said Baker.

"Luckily I can work from home so I think ill be ok," said Sokolowski.

Sunday will be the day most people return home and as of now, weather looks like it will cooperate.

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