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AAA's predictions for holiday traffic


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Christmas rush is officially on. AAA is projecting 30% of Americans will be traveling this week.

That's more than 94 million people taking to the air, rails and, of course, the roads. 1.8 million of those traveling are from Wisconsin.

State Patrol says right now they have every single patrol car out on the roads and those troopers will stay out until January 1st keeping watch. 

"[We] just tend to see a lot more traffic," said State Trooper Kris Anderson. "People pushing their speeds and trying to get to their destinations as fast as possible. [We're] just asking people to slow down."

Troopers say with more snow coming, the roads will be slippery. They say to expect delays and crashes, especially near metropolitan areas, because there are so many cars on the road. 

This is the fifth consecutive year there's been an increase in holiday travel. 

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