Busy day for drivers heading back home after Thanksgiving holiday

By Christina Jensen, Reporter
Last Updated: Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday will be a busy day for drivers across the region as people head back home after the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Busy travel day after Thanksgiving holiday
  • Nearly 51 million Americans expected to hit roads, skies 
  • Motorists likely to pay $6 more to fill up gas tank

According to AAA, nearly 51 million Americans are expected to hit the roads and the skies during the past few days.

There were no major problems on the roads in Central Florida on Sunday morning.

There was an accident on I-4 West near the Beachline, but there was only a 10 minute delay.

AAA said it will cost motorists about $6 more to fill up their gas tank this year, compared to 2016.

Gas prices in the U.S. are averaging $2.56.

In 2016, the national average on Thanksgiving Day was $2.13.

In 2015, it was $2.05.

The City Beautiful is the number one holiday destination this year.

It is followed by Anaheim, California and New York City.

AAA said the worst time to travel is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.