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Christmas travel delays on deck for return home [Yahoo! Finance]

December 26, 2019

Americans traveling Thursday and Friday after Christmas should expect double and even triple the traffic delay times in some cities, according to a recent report by transportation analytics company INRIX.

More than 104 million Americans are expected to drive to their destinations — a 3.9 percent increase since last year — causing worse delays than the four days leading up to Christmas, INRIX reported.

“Travelers should be getting used to crowded highways and airports, as this marks the eighth straight year of new record-high travel volumes for the year-end holidays,” Paula Twidale, vice president of travel at AAA, said in a statement.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle will experience slight delay times while New York City, San Fransisco and Washington, D.C., will experience double or triple the usual traffic delays over the same period.

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