Busiest travel day of the year gets underway!

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year and it could very well be one of the top travel days in decades. Millions of travelers will be hitting the roads today.

This year turnpike officials expect 40,000 more drivers to go through the tolls than last year. They're expecting today to be the busiest of all the days.

The heaviest part of today is expected to be between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. State Police will be watching, too. Police also plan to be aggressive with seatbelt tickets in light of recent deadly crashes.They'll have extra officers on the roads, and in the air, looking for speeders, texting, impaired and aggressive drivers.

Bottom line, they say slow down, plan ahead and don't drive distracted.

Things are looking on time for travel out of the Portland Jetport. Currently there website say there are no delays or cancelations. Bangor International Airport is reporting the same. 

“This is my, going by plane, this is my third or fourth year. Never had a problem, so I enjoy it” said Fred Roberts who is traveling through Bangor International Airport. 

“So far its been great the airport's kind of empty you know we're heading in Chicago so it's gonna be busy” said Patrick Mcinerney who is also traveling through Bangor International Airport. 

Portland Jetport

Bangor International Airport

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