Travelers being cautious as they head home from the Thanksgiving weekend

Traffic makes its way in the rain on Highway 101 toward the Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Sausalito, Calif. The most powerful El Nino storm yet this week pushed onto the California coast Wednesday. Driving rain inundated the San Francisco Bay Area during the morning commute, causing nearly two dozen crashes, toppling trees and flooding streets and streams.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Traffic makes its way in the rain on Highway 101 toward the Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Sausalito, Calif. The most powerful El Nino storm yet this week pushed onto the California coast Wednesday. Driving rain inundated the San Francisco Bay Area during the morning commute, causing nearly two dozen crashes, toppling trees and flooding streets and streams.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Triple A projected this week, 48.7 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home during the stretch between the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and today.

Traffic north of Exit 9 on I-87 north bound is steady.

The majority of the travelers, about 89 percent, will be on the road.

Some of the drivers just giving simple advice as take its slow and be mindful.

“Be patient and take your time as you’re in the road because some other people aren’t,” said Kathy Fleming.

Nationally, Triple A projected there are 800,000 more drivers on the road this year than the holiday last year.

These projections are coming from recent higher wages and lower gas prices.

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