Thanksgiving travel goes more smoothly than expected

A very busy travel day comes to a close, and it was much smoother sailing than expected for most.

On the expressways, holiday traffic varied Wednesday night, from typically gridlocked to surprisingly clear sailing. But don’t count on that, especially if you’re headed to either of our airports because heavy weather out east could change a flight pretty fast.

“It’s good…until now. I hope it doesn’t get cancelled ’cause I don’t want to stay here,” said air traveler Anarosy Torres

train would have been a good option Wednesday. Amtrak was running like a top.

The roads in northwest Indiana, less so. They’ve been slick and snow-covered since Wednesday morning. Salt trucks were out overnight in Michigan City. There were much heavier accumulations to the north and east, leaving some motorists questioning whether they should really be giving thanks at all.

“We’ll just have to wait and see, ya know, on the conditions of the roads,” said Clarence Syers of Michigan City, Ind.

“Just take your time,” said Eric Walker of Michigan City. “Wake up early.”

And that’s doubly good advice if you’re planning to get on a plane Thursday, no matter where you’re going.

“Make sure that you have your airline or wherever you booked through, whether it’s Orbitz or another website or another customer service number, programmed into your phone,” said Jeanenne Tornatore with Orbitz.

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