smooth start for holiday travel in massachusetts
BOSTON (AP)Gas prices hovering around $3 a gallon aren't stopping people from making their annual Thanksgiving treks to visit friends and family.
Many of the state's highways were busy yesterday as people hit the road on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
At Logan Airport, there were no major delays, despite a higher than average volume of passengers.
More than 550,000 travelers passed through the airport last Thanksgiving.
The MBTA says several of their lines will be operating with additional service during peak travel periods.
On the roads, State Police are encouraging motorists to buckle up, and say extra patrols will be in place through next week.
To make the ride a bit easier, the Turnpike Authority has suspended all construction work.
The turnpike between Boston and the Interstate 84 exit in Sturbridge was recently named the second-worst holiday traffic tie-up in the nation by a national traffic reporting company.