Local traffic remained steady Thanksgiving weekend - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Local traffic remained steady Thanksgiving weekend


WEST SALEM, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Thanksgiving traffic on Interstate 90 was at its worst Sunday afternoon, State Patrol troopers said.

Even then, there was a steady flow of traffic in the Coulee Region, despite the increased volume of cars, said State Trooper Ryan Smith.

With the exception to Black Friday, traffic had been heaviest in the early morning and late evening, he said.

"This year, as far as the Coulee Region goes, we have a steady flow of traffic. I-90 is not your busiest stretch of roadway, but when you get into Madison where it's I-30, (I-90, I-94), or in the Milwaukee area where you have (I-94, I-43), you're definitely gonna see a higher traffic volume," Smith said.

As far as comparing the traffic to past years, the number of cars on the road has not escalated, Smith added.

The Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends usually generate the highest traffic flow, he said.

AAA estimated 39 million people would be traveling by car Thanksgiving weekend nationwide.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.