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A look at Thanksgiving getaway traffic

This year, the getaway traffic has already begun and will be at its worst between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., says WTOP Director of Traffic and Weather Jim Battagliese. Tack on that traffic flow data suggests that the Tuesday before Thanksgiving has some of the longest traffic delays, and travelers could be in for some headaches.

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