Californians Prepare For Holiday Travel

Millions of Californians are hitting the road and heading to the airport ahead of the 2017 holiday weekend. 

According to Triple-A of Southern California, more than eight-million residents will be traveling more than 50 miles away from their home starting tomorrow and running through January 1st. The majority of those travelers will be going by car. That's why CalTrans Public Information Officer Patrick Olsen says travelers can download their Quickmap app to help them make a plan. 

"There's snow events around the state, also some fire events in Southern California. So make sure you're prepared and know where you're going. Our QuickMap App is a good resource for any kind of closures or conditions you need to be aware of." 

If you're traveling by car, Olsen says it's also a good idea to have an emergency kit in your car in case you get stuck or stalled. 

"Make sure your vehicle is in good working order. Also, pack an emergency kit. You never know when you might need a flashlight, extra blankets, some food, water, in case you get stalled or stuck in a snow situation." 

It shouldn't be all bad on the road - CalTrans says they'll be suspending all construction activities around the holiday weekends which should help cut down problems. 

"Usually we suspend all maintenance and construction activities around holiday weekends as a matter of convenience so people can get where they need to go." 

Nationally, Triple-A says around 107 million people will be traveling during the holiday season. 

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