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AAA gives the best times to travel as you head home from your Memorial Day Weekend trip

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As millions are packing up for the long trip home following Memorial Day Weekend, Action News Jax is keeping an eye on the best and worst times to travel.


AAA is reporting that if you’re planning on driving home Monday, you’ll want to do so early, as there will be more traffic than usual at certain times.

From noon to 3 p.m. today, AAA said drivers should expect the most congestion on the road.

However, AAA said that the best time to drive will be in the early morning hours, as busier traffic is expected to come later in the day.

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Over 2 million Floridians were expected to hit the road for vacation this Memorial Day Weekend, compared to the over 200,000 Floridians expected to catch flights, which is up 13% from last year.

Action News Jax spoke with a driver headed to Miami, and she was expecting a challenging travel weekend ahead.

“Right now, there’s a lot of traffic on the route,” said Prudence McKenzie. “So, with the weather and the traffic, it’s gonna be a hectic trip I imagine.”

If you have travel plans to make your way home tomorrow, the roads are expected to be the most congested from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., so you will want to head out in the morning if you can do so.

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