TDOT and TN Highway Patrol Offer Advice For Christmas Commuters

CHATTANOOGA,TN, (WDEF)-Jennifer Flynn,"Realize there’s going to be a larger volume of traffic out on the roadways this season because of the low cost of gas we are predicting over two million people will hit the roads here in Tennessee."

"Flynn says motorists can get a passenger to check out updates on congestion through their live camera feeds on which is just one way they are trying to keep traffic flowing"

"TDOT is suspending all lane closures on interstates and state highways beginning at noon today and extending on into the 5th of January so we won’t be out there in your way construction wise."

The Tennessee Highway Patrol added they will be out in force to keep motorists safe.

Lt. John Harmon, TN Highway Patrol,"The number one, the most important thing that you can do for your family this holiday season is to wear your seatbelt, not only will it save your life but it can reduce the injuries when you are involved in a crash."

They added they are concerned about drinking and driving.

"Be aggressively looking for aggressive driving and drinking and driving, have a designated driver this holiday season."

TDOT also advice calling 511 for traffic tips if you or your loved ones are concerned about commuting over the coming days.

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