Alabamians Hitting the Roads, Rails and Taking Off

UNDATED, Ala. (AP) - Arrive early and be ready for long lines if you're headed to the airport today as thousands of Alabamians make their Thanksgiving exodus.

Officials say today will be the busiest travel day of the year.

Travelers are urged to arrive at least two hours before their flight. Also, travelers should check for any flight delays before leaving for the airport and make sure they aren't carrying contraband items in their luggage.

Its also the peak day for rail travel with a substantial increase in ridership. Amtrak services Mobile, Birmingham, Anniston and Tuscaloosa.

According to estimates from Triple A, nearly 39 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home for the holiday.

Weather shouldn't be a big problem. Forecasters expect only light snow in the Midwest and light rain elsewhere around the country.

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