2017 will bring highest number of holiday travelers in years - KMOV.com

2017 will bring highest number of holiday travelers in years

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Over 50 million Americans are expected to travel this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, the highest number in 12 years.

AAA is also expecting an early start to the rush, with many travelers hitting the highways on Tuesday night with commuters.

"It will be an extremely heavy year," says Mike Wright of the AAA in St. Louis.

Many were also getting their cars ready for the long trips this week by heading to repair shops in St. Louis.

"We book up for this week probably two weeks in advance," says Debbie Zisser of Zisser Tire and Auto in Kirkwood.

Zisser says most car owners are getting oil changes, tire rotations and brakes replaced.

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