Clear roads make for easy travel this Thanksgiving

By: Joe Nelson Email
By: Joe Nelson Email

This year, the trip to grandma's house could be smoother than usual.
Drivers say the conditions couldn't be much better with so many people out on the roads.

Thankfully, unlike years, past, the weather shouldn't keep families apart this Thanksgiving.

With more headlights shining on the blacktop, the state patrol reminds holiday travelers they should be prepared.

“Peak hours will be somewhere between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; we'll hit the highest volumes of people getting done with work and heading for their travel, but so far, nothing but good news to report and we like to do that for traffic,” said State Patrol Lieutenant Jeff Lorentz.

He says that good news includes no reports of crashes and good clear driving weather conditions.

WEAU Skywarn 13 meteorologists say less than one inch of snow is expected in the northern part of Wisconsin, from Superior to Green Bay, with temperatures in the teens.

Gas prices in Eau Claire are four cents higher than the state average, nine cents higher than Minnesota’s, but are lower than Illinois and Michigan’s averages, according to

The state patrol says they have extra troopers out through the weekend and remind drivers not to speed, text or drink and drive.

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