Taking a look at July 3rd traffic

EASTON, Md. – 47ABC took to Route 50 at rush hour on Wednesday to check up on traffic conditions ahead of July 4th. There were more cars than usual on the road, but traffic was still flowing smoothly.

AAA predicted that Maryland would see the most July 4th traffic on Wednesday, July 3rd. That didn’t appear to be the case on Delmarva, and local police officers tell 47ABC that’s likely because July 4th was on a Thursday this year. Police say most people hit the road on the weekend to spend the entire week celebrating Independence Day. That means less last minute drivers were on the road on Wednesday.

If you still haven’t made your July 4th travels, you’re encouraged to pack your patience and make sure your car is ready for the road.

Captain John Bollinger with the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office said, “Make sure before you go plan your trip make sure your car is working right be safe avoid the speed limits and everybody on the road will make it safe.”

AAA estimated that 41 million Americans would be hitting the roads for July 4th celebrations this year. In Maryland, that number was estimated to be 1 million, but AAA says metro areas like Baltimore and D.C. should see the heaviest traffic.

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