Christmas Eve predicted to be big travel day
"This is the fifth consecutive year that the estimate has risen, and this is a new high for year-end holiday travel," said Nick Wallner, the New Hampshire spokesman for AAA of Northern New England. The driver advocacy group regular provides projections for holiday travel, based largely on national surveys.
An added boon for car travel, at least for New Englanders, is the weather. Cold but clear skies are forecast for the rest of the week.
"We would expect the rest of the week to be fairly steady as we get into the weekend, and for the New Year's weekend to be busy as well," Malafronte said. "Looking out five to 10 days, we're not seeing any major storm or freezing rain on the horizon. We're hoping to be able to get people to and from their destinations without any troubles."
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