Headaches for Thanksgiving travelers heading home on one of busiest travel days of year


– One of the busiest travel days of the year has already proven to be a headache for those heading home from Thanksgiving. Airport officials say they expect 74,000 people will start or end their trip at Reagan National the Sunday of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Along Rt. 1 Sunday night, FOX 5’s Evan Lambert reports it took more than an hour to drive just a little over a mile from Crystal City to the terminal of Reagan National.

Reagan officials recommend travelers drop-off or pick-up at Metro stations instead of the airport due to congestion. The recommend Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Braddock Road Metro stops.

Those who are heading out Sunday evening should plan ahead for backups.

Many travelers have been impacted by the large winter storm striking the central Midwest on Sunday, as roughly 600 flights headed to or from the U.S. had been canceled as of 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.





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