Lubbockites Hit The Roads and The Sky For Thanksgiving - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/21/07

Lubbockites Hit The Roads and The Sky For Thanksgiving

Lubbock drivers are spending those last minute dollars to fill up and gear up to head home for the holiday.

"Just getting enough to get to my moms house in Abilene," said one Lubbock Drive. 

At Olton's, last minute oil changes are the bulk of their business today.

"I got an oil change here and hopefully we'll take off with in the hour," said another driver.

"80% of the people are here because their either going out of town or their coming into town and are wanting their oil changed," said a Olton's employee.

And those oil changes will help make these drivers part of the 30-million plus that will travel 50 miles or more from home.

"We're going to be looking at speeding, seatbelt violations, as well as drinking and driving," Corporal John Gonzalez with the DPS said.

DPS officers will be patrolling in big numbers to assure driver's safety and they have this piece of advice.

"We're encouraging people to please plan ahead. If you do travel and travel a long distance, make sure you take some extra blankets, extra snacks and some water with you incase you become stranded somewhere," Gonzalez added.

And the rest of the 38-million people traveling are flying. And the TSA has this advice for those flying.

"Certain times during the day, there's peak travel times during the day. It's really advisable to get here early for your flight. An hour and a half or so," said Ted Landry with the TSA.

 

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