What to expect as the holiday travel rush reaches its peak

ABC News' Gio Benitez reports on conditions as millions of last-minute travelers set out to make it to their destination before Christmas.
1:18 | 12/24/18

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Now to the great holiday getaway. Millions of last-minute travelers set to hit the roads, rails or skies this morning, hoping to be home in time for Christmas eve dinner. Gio Benitez is our road cam on the New Jersey turnpike. Gio, rainy there in New Jersey. Reporter: A little rainy, but you know what? I'm happy to be on the road this morning because take a look at that road cam. It is nice and clear and this is why. Christmas eve this year ended up on a Monday. That means that over the weekend, everybody got all their travel done and so a lot of people are already there. So these roads are just totally clear right now. It turns out tomorrow is actually a really good travel day too. If you are already thinking about when you are going to head home, maybe after a little lunch, a little dinner with the family on Christmas day, you can get on the road. If you wait until Wednesday, you have to do it really early. You have to leave early because that will become the worst day to travel, Amy. I have never seen the new Jersey turnpike look so good, gio. Also a Christmas gift for drivers, gas prices. Reporter: Oh yeah. The national average still very low, $2.32, and so you're also seeing that in some places you're going to get gas at less than $2 a gallon. That is certainly a Christmas gift indeed. All right, gio. Stay safe out there. Thank you.

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