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Traveling for Memorial Day weekend: Plan your best escape time

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on May 25, 2012 at 8:58 am with No Comments »
May 25, 2012 8:58 am

The good news for your Memorial Day Weekend escape: The weather is looking nice, at least for Friday and Saturday. The bad news: Whether you are traveling by plane, train or automobile (or ferry), you can expect crowds – and high gas prices if you’re filling a tank.

The Washington State Department of Transportation offers a variety of weekend travel tips on its website, including this visualization of peak travel times for weekend to plan the least crowded departure times on Interstate 5 (other routes here.)

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WSDOT visualization - travel times on I5
Memorial day travel times - WSDOT visualization
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