Travelers Report No Major Problems On Roads, At Airports
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As the holidays arrive, you might be concerned about your holiday hustle becoming a hassle.
Nationwide, approximately 43 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday period and more than 175,000 are flying in and out of South Florida airports each day.
However, as you pack your suitcase and prepare to head out, you have little reason to worry. That is because, as of Wednesday evening, all is well in the travel department.
Travelers boarding Miami-bound flights said that there haven’t been any problems or delays.
“We got here ten minutes before we were supposed to,” said Grizelle Fivecoats.
The news for those hitting the highways is good too, with few drivers reporting problems.
“It was nice and smooth,” Troy Evans told CBS4’s Ted Scouten after driving from Baltimore to Virginia to catch a Miami-bound flight.
Be wary, though: there are a few trouble spots to look for.
People driving into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport from the south on Federal Highway should be aware of the construction work on that road.
Bus driver Valerie Bruce advised drivers to pay attention: “You will either get lost or drive your car into something large and damaging,” she warned.
Both MIA and FLL airports have had plenty of parking spots available in the garages, though you might have to go to the upper floors to find them: Richard McCulloch Jones found it almost impossible to find a parking space, having to park all the way up on the sixth level.
If you do plan on traveling in the next few days, give yourself extra time and take it easy.