State police prepared for busiest holiday travel weekend in 10 y - WFSB 3 Connecticut

State police prepared for busiest holiday travel weekend in 10 years

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The roads were quiet to start the Wednesday morning commute and state police said they're working to keep them incident-free.

State police said they've been on the road since midnight Wednesday with additional troopers prepared for what AAA called New England's busiest Thanksgiving travel week in 10 years.

They said they'll be extremely vigilant and aggressive in their enforcement to make sure the roads are safe for the close to 2 million New Englanders expected to be driving throughout the holiday weekend.

Troopers also urged people to be proactive by following the speed limit and staying off their phones.

If drivers choose to drink before heading out, they were warned stay off the roads or have a designated driver.

Potential wintry weather could also be an issue starting Thursday morning.

Check the Early Warning Forecast technical discussion here for the details.

State police said they'll be watching out for speeders from the air.

Starting Wednesday, they'll be patrolling the skies in three small planes. Pilots will record how fast vehicles are going and radio down if a driver is going too fast.

The increased presence on the roads will run until midnight on Sunday.

For real-time traffic conditions, keep an eye on the WFSB traffic map here.

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