There’s a tradition that accompanies Thanksgiving Americans are less fond of – the massive traffic queues. Around 48 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home between today and Sunday for the holiday period, according to the AAA auto club. That’s the highest since 2005 and means the roads are going to be clogged up worse than they have been in the last 13 years. Just to illustrate how bad it will possibly get the video below shows how Los Angeles looked two days before Thanksgiving on Monday. Bumper to bumper traffic across LA ahead of Thanksgiving Play Video Loaded: 0% 0:00Progress: 0% PlayMute Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:13 Fullscreen
Aerial footage shows traffic gridlock Tuesday night on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles as the Thanksgiving travel rush begins.
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One person was killed and six others injured in a fiery, four-car wreck on the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Three of the vehicles involved in the 7:15 a.m. crash, including a pickup truck, burst into flames on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge, sending plumes of black smoke into the air, FDNY officials said.
“There was a huge fire,” said witness Jennifer Brown, who had been walking along the bridge at the time. “There was a lot of black smoke … the cars were pretty engulfed.”
Brown added: “There was traffic stopped everywhere.”
The crash temporarily shut down both sides of the 1.1-mile span while authorities treated the injured and investigated the wreck.