A line in the classic Christmas song, Home for the Holidays, says, "The traffic is terrific."  That line is expected to be very appropriate over the next few days on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Yesterday, the PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced that they expect "record-setting" holiday travel with "more than 6.6 million motorists traveling the Turnpike" starting yesterday through Jan. 1.

The PTC expects Monday, Dec. 30 to be the busiest travel day followed by Thursday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 28.

Not surprisingly, the lightest travel days, according to the PTC, should be Wednesday, Jan. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 25.


In a press release, PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton said that the Commission, "encourage travelers to prepare by using our real-time traffic and roadway conditions online and allowing plenty of time to navigate to, and from, their holiday destinations."

Motorists can also expect an added police presence on the Turnpike.  Public Information Officer Corporal Holly Reber-Billings of the Pennsylvania State Police said that police will be "focusing on moving violations, including aggressive and distracted driving to ensure motorists arrive safely at their destinations."

For more information, including real-time travel advisories, click here.



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