ATLANTA (WAOK)-Be prepared to take some extra time to get to your destination this year if you choose to travel for Thanksgiving. Traffic at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, the world’s busiest airport, will be up by about 20-thousand passengers over a normal day today as the Thanksgiving long weekend kicks off.

In addition to several thousand extra people hitting the airlines, heavy rain from Arkansas all the way to southern New England could also make things difficult for Thanksgiving travelers.  Thanksgiving holiday travelers headed into northern New England will find heavy snowfall. Three to 12 inches of snow is expected in New Hampshire, up to a foot is forecast in Maine, and up to eight inches is expected in parts of Vermont.

If you choose to travel by car, Triple A says  close to 40-million will stick to the roadways between today and the 27th, up four percent from last year.

Frazzled travelers flying through Hartsfield-Jackson airport will have the benefit of music as the airport brings back its Thanksgiving music series.  Live music will be performed tonight and Thanksgiving night from 5 to 7 p.m in the atrium between the north and south terminals.


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