San Bernardino, CA, November 23, 2015 – Caltrans advises motorists that experts are predicting a 0.6% increase in all methods of travel nationwide, with approximately 47 million people traveling either by car or by airplane for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is traditionally the highest travel period in the Inland Empire region. Caltrans expects lengthy delays on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass, as well as, State Route’s 60, 91, Interstates 10, 210, and 215. The projected storm for Wednesday will not make driving any easier. Be advised that I-10 travelers to Arizona and back will also experience some travel delays between Indio and Beaumont.
If you plan to hit the road during the upcoming Thanksgiving week, please consider these helpful tips:
- Travel in early morning hours if possible–try to leave as early as possible.
- BRING WATER! Also, bring snacks and necessary medication.
- Have a full tank of gas.
- Make sure your car is in good running condition.
- Bring a charged cell phone (with a car charger).
- Use the restroom before you get on the road.
- Bring chains if traveling to mountain areas.
DELAYS ARE EXPECTED. To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to www.caltrans8.info