Traveling this Memorial Day weekend? Here’s what you need to know

Traveling this Memorial Day weekend? Here’s what you need to know
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Friday is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year.

According to TripAdvisor, more than 36% of Americans will be traveling ahead of the holiday weekend, with the majority of travelers driving to their destination. TripAdvisor says about 25% of travelers intend to fly.

While many of you may be headed out of town for #MemorialDayWeekend, some of you may be visiting our state for the holiday. We have several #Twitter accounts to help you get around depending on where you are. Here’s who to follow: https://t.co/HeIRaGWJJ1 pic.twitter.com/DW9eLswPAJ

— Washington State DOT (@wsdot) May 23, 2019

If you plan to hit the road, the Washington State Department of Transportation has a few tips to make your trip a bit easier.

— Download the WSDOT app
— Check WSDOT travel charts
— Be patient
— Drive safely

WSDOT predicts there will be typical holiday weekend traffic, but especially on Interstate 90. There will likely be longer-than typical wait times at ferry docks and Canadian border crossing areas.

If you’re traveling east, expect rain and heavier traffic over local mountain passes.

Heading to the airport? Make sure you allow some extra time to get through security. If you’re picking someone up from the Spokane Airport, take advantage of the cell phone lot while you wait. This will free up space in pickup zones.

If you’re flying out of Spokane International Airport for the Memorial Day weekend, don’t forget to pack an empty water bottle. Refillable water bottle stations are available past the security screening checkpoints in the A, B, upper C & lower C Concourse gate areas. #iflyspokane pic.twitter.com/CTDBx4W7MP

— Spokane Airport GEG (@iflyspokane) May 24, 2019

Whether you’re traveling or staying home, have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

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