Expect delays as roads fill up with holiday travelers

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Pack your patience: that's the message the South Carolina Highway Patrol wants drivers to keep in mind as they hit the road for the holiday weekend.

From 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday night is the peak holiday travel time, Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said. Southern said anyone planning to travel for the holidays, it's a case of the earlier, the better.

Eastbound traffic on I-26 was steadily increasing over the course of the afternoon, with drive times increasing and average speeds decreasing as more cars packed onto the interstate.

Experts say this year's Thanksgiving travel season will likely be the busiest since 2007.

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