Hoosiers hit the road on the busiest travel day of the year

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If your Thanksgiving plans have you hitting the road then you will be joining millions who plan on traveling this holiday. AAA estimates 43.4 million Americans will travel for Thanksgiving, down slightly from last year.

Travelers tell FOX59 they are concerned about the weather. The Weather Authority predicts you see some snow in the northern part of the state. If travel plans take you out of state the east coast is being hit hard by snow.

INDOT will be monitoring the roads as some snowy conditions are expected in the northern part of the state. Some crews have pretreated bridges and ramps ahead of the heavy traffic.

Drivers can expect to see extra patrols from Indiana State Police. Troopers will partner with 250 law enforcement agencies for an annual campaign. State Police will take part in a federally funded operation aimed at reducing accidents during the holidays. Federal dollars will put additional troopers on the roadway from Nov. 27 through Dec. 1.

Despite the weather and traffic, there’s some relief at the pump. The statewide average for a gallon of unleaded is $3.28, prices are down a little more than 20 cents from this time last year.