Whether you're traveling for the holidays or just traveling through the Chicago area, expect big delays beginning Thursday as commuters begin the long holiday travel weekend.
The American Automobile Association predicts Thursday afternoon is going to be a commuting mess, with some travel times predicted to triple their average.
Road times are expected to peak between 4 and 6 p.m. thanks to a combination of holiday travelers, and commuters heading home from work.
O’Hare and Midway airports could break a new travel record as well, the city of Chicago announced.
The Chicago Department of Aviation said Tuesday it's prepared to serve more than 5.2 million passengers for Christmas and New Year’s traveling arrangements.
The busiest day of the season for airports, the city says, will be Friday with 225,000 passengers at O’Hare and 70,000 at Midway.