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43 million traveling this year for Thanksgiving

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Buckle up, travelers, it’s going to be a bumpy week.

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year as people take to the roads, rails, and skies to gather over heaping platefuls of turkey and pumpkin pie.

More than 43 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home between Wednesday and Sunday, according to AAA, and 90 percent of them will be on the road.

Leanna Hamill is planning to make her annual drive from Cohasset to her father’s cabin in the Maine woods near Portland, leaving by 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning in an attempt to beat traffic. The 41-year-old attorney has made the mistake of leaving in rush hour before, slowing the normally three-hour trek to a crawl.

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