Hitting the road this holiday? Expect to sit in traffic longer than you think
AAA is expecting daily commutes to be impacted by holiday travel as some major highways in the city could see a large increase in traffic.
AAA says with more than 100 million people traveling for the holidays, and 90% of them driving, expect to be on the road for longer than anticipated.
In Brooklyn, drivers traveling westbound on the Belt Parkway between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. today will be impacted, seeing a 49% increase in traffic.
The westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will see a 112% increase between the Long Island Expressway-Midtown Tunnel and 48th Street exits.
AAA anticipates responding to nearly 900,000 car breakdowns nationwide during the holidays citing flat tires, dead batteries and lockouts as top reasons technicians will have to help their members.
They are estimating more than 60,000 of the breakdowns to happen in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.