Expect Heavy Traffic for Thanksgiving Travel

The busy long Thanksgiving weekend is beginning and state police will be out and on high alert as more than 2 million drivers get ready to travel in New England.

AAA said they expect more people to travel this Thanksgiving this weekend than in the past 10 years.

State police will be out, looking for aggressive, unsafe and drunken drivers, as they do every year, but counter-terrorism officials have also asked some local and state police departments to be on alert after recent terrorism thefts.

Gov. Dannel Malloy is also asking residents to be vigilant.

“We always ask the public to remain vigilant, be aware of their surroundings, and recognize when something looks out of place or suspicious. If you see something, say something. Report it to authorities, tell them what you saw and why it stuck you as odd."

State police will be setting up roving patrols in the hopes of reducing the number of crashes on the roads and ask anyone who sees reckless drivers to call authorities.

Drivers are also advised to take steps to keep themselves, as well as other people on the roads, safe by pulling over and taking a break if you feel tired, avoided following drivers too closely, staying off cell phones and abiding by speed limits.

Before hitting the road, check your tire pressure and battery.

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