Holiday Travel Forecast: Crowded Planes, Trains and Roadways

Experts say the busiest travel days will be the Wednesday before and the Sunday after Christmas.
2:03 | 12/23/15

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Here's a look at the roads in some major cities across the country as you've heard, today is expected to be the busiest on highways across the country with more people driving than ever thanks to low gas prices. ABC's linsey Davis is at a new York state traffic command center in huh torn, New York. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. Yes, we are in the central nervous system with a massive look at the roads in several new York counties, an estimated 100 million expected to hit the roads this holiday weekend so if you want to miss the worst traffic you may want to pack up the car and kids now. As you said today is expected to be the busiest travel day between 3 P.M. And 6 P.M. The best day to drive is said to be on Christmas day if you might be able to manage to swing that. The second worst day for travel is expected to be Sunday, so do yourself a favor and stay in place until Monday if that's possible. Also some good news for drivers, aaa is saying that the national gas price now below $2 for the first time in more than six years. That also explains why there may be more drivers on the road. Right. All right, linsey, thank you very much. Stay off the road, 3 to 6 P.M. Great tips. Long lines forming at the airports this morning. ABC's Alex Perez is at o'hare with that and good morning to you, Alex. Reporter: Hey, good morning, Lara. Long doesn't begin to describe it. Take a look. We are at terminal 3, the American terminal and the line seems to be going and going and going snaking around the security checkpoint. Of course, this is expected to be busy. 38 million will be getting on planes 3.5 million right here, all that due to part to lower airfares, down 4% this year because of lower jet fuel prices. And there is some more good news for the Chicago area. Usually this time of year we're dealing with snow, with ice, with cold, but right now temperatures here are extremely mild. So everyone here is hoping that is going to help keep things moving along. Lara. All right, Alex, thank you very much.

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