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The Busiest Travel Day of the Year

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year as people head home to be with family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. Travelers flying out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport are being told to give themselves extra time.

The NFTA is advising airport travelers to arrive at the terminal two hours before their flights. Brent O'Neil of the Transportation Security Administration says passengers need to be vigilant about what they're taking through security checkpoints. Chief among them his recommendations is avoiding clothing and accessories that set off the metal detector.

If you're traveling by car, the State Thruway Authority is warning of the potential for heavy traffic. The heaviest travel period is between noon and 8pm Wednesday and Sunday.

More than 3.2 million vehicles traveled 116-million miles on the Thruway last Thanksgiving holiday.

Toll booths will be fully staffed through Sunday. And state troopers will be out in force to enforce traffic laws.

The weather should cooperate. Both Wednesday and Sunday should be snow and rain free.