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Thanksgiving travel can be dangerous, here is the best time to hit the road

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Thanksgiving is almost here which means, people are going to be traveling every day this week, and safety becomes a major concern. So, how can people stay safe when driving to and from there destination? Here are a few ways to do that.

Tuesday is the best day to leave traffic wise, just as long as you are not leaving between the times of 4 and 8pm. However, traffic isn’t really a concern in Montana.

So, here is what Montanans need to pay attention to.

Sunrise in Montana right now is around 7:30am and sunset is around 4:45pm. This gives you a good window to get to your destination. In Montana, it’s always best to hit the road when it’s daylight.

As for weather, it’s going to be a mixed bag. Pre winter Montana weather with snow and ice up through the continental divide and high winds through the Livingston corridor. On Thanksgiving Day, it will be warm and sunny but traveling back home there is a good chance of snow, so make sure you are prepared.

Sgt. Glen Barcus with MHP says to make sure your vehicle is properly adjusted for the winter weather which means, snow tires, studded tires or all weather tires.

Sgt. Barcus also says that Wednesday and Sunday are the two busiest travel days of the year and MHP will be out in full force making sure people get from point a to point b safely. 

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