Mother’s Day travel

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) — It’s Mother’s Day, which means that roads will most likely be crowded.

Before going out to a Mother’s Day brunch, drivers might want to plan ahead, especially if you have to get on the highway. Mother’s Day is the second busiest travel days of the year.

In Massachusetts, the only day that’s busier on the roads is if the Friday before Columbus Day. And toll roads are expected to be the busiest.

If you have to get somewhere fast, you could end up getting stuck in heavy traffic depending on what time you leave

According to a new AAA report, the roads are expected to be packed this afternoon and early evening, especially on toll roads. Last year, nearly 7000,000 drivers took the Turnpike, the Tobin Bridge, and the Harbor Tunnels.

Sunday, roads are expected to be busiest between 1:00p.m. and 7:00p.m..

To try and avoid traffic jams, The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says they’ll be adequately staffed all day long.

MassDOT is also encouraging drivers to use an E-Z pass if possible to avoid long lines at the toll booths.

If you have a smart phone, there are also plenty of apps will real time traffic information. RideWise is a popular app, and MassDOT also has live traffic cameras on their website that you can check out before leaving the house by clicking here.

The good news is, the roads should be clear if you’re heading out to brunch Sunday morning.

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