Share your tips for navigating the highways.

About 42.5 million Americans are expected to hit the roads this week for Thanksgiving, representing a 4 percent increase in automobile traffic from last year, AAA predicts.

For those of you lucky enough to start your holiday travels today, you may avoid a bumper-to-bumper skid down . If you plan on traveling Wednesday after work, we send our condolences.

Either way, check out our traffic map here on Patch. We plan to keep it up on the site for the rest of the week.

Stuck in traffic? Snap a photo and add it to the article or email it to editor Emily Kimball at emilyk@patch.com.

When do you plan to start traveling? Any tips for navigating the highways this Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments.

Tim November 22, 2011 at 04:50 PM
1) traffic.com - I configure routes so I can always see what the load looks like 2) If I'm in the car, google maps via my android phone allows for a 'traffic' layer to google maps, which updates in virtually real time. I remember when I got XM radio a few years go the traffic report channels (24/7) were a key reason/benefit. Now? Completely outdated.
John K November 22, 2011 at 05:10 PM
XM traffic is useless. I'll be sitting dead still on 895 for 15 minutes, put it on XM and hear "clear sailing at both tunnels." Oh brother. I use the INRIX traffic app on my iPhone, which offers very accurate details as well. Seems a little more accurate than the Google map overlay.
Tim November 22, 2011 at 07:45 PM
Yeah, when they merged the channels, they may as well have shut them down instead.


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