America's Top 10 Most Congested Roads

Traffic delays on Thanksgiving can ruin anybody's holiday.

ByABC News
November 23, 2010, 10:35 AM

Nov. 24, 3010— -- Thanksgiving is all about turkey, cranberries, football and, unfortunately, traffic jams.

As Americans hit the road this holiday weekend they are likely to encounter thousands of other cars also heading to visit friends and relatives. Roughly 42.2 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from their home this holiday, according to AAA. That's 11.4 percent more than last year.

So if you're driving, there's probably no way avoid traffic unless you drive in the dead of night. But take comfort in knowing that somebody else is probably stuck in worse traffic.

In that vein, we bring you the Weather Channel's list of America's top 10 most congested roads. The Weather Channel, and several other online sites, will be providing travel tips and updates of weather and road conditions to help with the trip.

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So is your trip one of the worst 10 out there? Take a look:

#1: The I-95 Corridor -- Interstate 95 from New York City to Washington, D.C.

Bad weather is not uncommon along this corridor during Thanksgiving week. In 2006, a strong Nor'easter moved through two days before Thanksgiving, bringing damaging winds and coastal flooding and snarling holiday travel from the Carolinas to southern New England. Some experts estimate that this 225-mile trek is the slowest stretch of highway nationwide during the holiday season.

#2: Boston -- Westbound Massachusetts Turnpike from downtown Boston to Interstate 84 in Sturbridge

This stretch of road is only 56 miles long and should, theoretically, be driven in about an hour. However, because this is the main route connecting Boston to the rest of the Eastern seaboard, it has been known to come to a virtual standstill.